COVID-19 in West Africa: Regional Resource Mobilisation and Allocation in the First Year of the Pandemic

The world continues to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas many countries are currently experiencing the second wave of the outbreak; Africa, despite being the last continent to be affected by the virus, has not experienced as much devastation as other continents. This practice paper from the West African Health Organization presents experience and data from the field on how countries in the region mobilised support to address the pandemic in the first year, leveraging on systems, infrastructure, capacities developed and experiences from the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak.

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Césaire Ahanhanzo, Ermel Ameswue Kpogbe Johnson, Ejemai Amaize Eboreime, Sombié Issiaka, Ben Idrissa Traoré, Clétus C Y Adohinzin, Tosin Adesina, Ely Noel Diallo, Nanlop Obgureke, Stanley Okolo
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