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African scientists rally against Covid-19 as cases top 300,000


African scientists rally against Covid-19 as cases top 300,000

Africa CDC is harnessing its expertise to fight coronavirus, while dealing with new Ebola outbreaks

Senior features writer

Rarely has an agency been set up as fast as the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the history of the AU, says the deputy director, Dr Ahmed Ogwell Ouma. Just in time as it turns out.

Only three years old, the Africa CDC is the Covid-19 safety net for the continent and plays a vital role in controlling the spread of infections.

The Africa CDC has the expertise to respond to public health emergencies and coordinate across the borders of its 55 member states, says Ouma, himself a global public health expert...

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