The speed of the epidemic in Africa is amazing


On April 10th, the novel coronavirus pneumonia director general, TAD Desai, said at the regular meeting of the new crown pneumonia that the epidemic situation in some European countries had slowed down, but the epidemic situation in African countries was developing rapidly, and a large number of health workers were infected.
He stressed that countries should be aware of their own health system gaps and be prepared to deal with them.
Tan Desai, director general of who: in the past week, some of the worst affected countries in Europe, such as Spain, Italy, Germany and France, have slowed down. Personally, I’m glad to see that my friend (British Prime Minister) Boris Johnson is no longer in intensive care, but at the same time, it’s alarming that the epidemic is developing at an alarming rate in some countries. I would like to talk about Africa, where the new coronavirus has spread to rural areas, and more than 16 countries have seen clustering and community-based transmission. The already overloaded health system will face more serious difficulties, especially in rural areas. I know that some countries plan to lift the restrictions on home orders. Who, like all of you, would like to see the restrictions lifted, but at the same time, too soon lifting the restrictions may lead to a deadly backlash.
Who: serious challenges facing national health systems
He stressed that African countries need to strengthen existing public health facilities to cope with the outbreak. At the same time, some countries report that more than 10% of health workers are infected, while evidence from Italy, Singapore, Spain and other countries is helping who understand the causes and formulate countermeasures.
Who director general Tan Desai novel coronavirus pneumonia: even the most powerful health system did not anticipate the impact of the new crown pneumonia pandemic, suggesting that any system may have gaps. For system preparation, we should be modest to find the gap and improve it. This is not only a message to developing countries, but also to developed countries. Even countries claiming to have the strongest health systems face serious challenges or vulnerabilities.
Tan Desai said that who will coordinate with the world food programme to carry out the United Nations supply chain task force to increase the procurement and distribution of personal protective equipment and clinical care materials. It will be composed of centers in China, Belgium, Ethiopia and other countries. It is expected to deliver at least 100 million medical masks and gloves, as well as 25 million N95 level masks and protections to the world every month Clothing and masks, as well as 2.5 million diagnostic testing tools, meet more than 30% of the global needs.