Africa is juggling coronavirus pandemic with other disease outbreaks
The battle against Covid-19 risks undermining other public health campaigns in Africa as attention and resources are diverted away from other projects such as immunization and anti-malaria campaigns. Before the coronavirus arrived in Africa, the continent was battling to contain measles, polio, malaria, cholera, tuberculosis and Ebola, which were killing thousands of people annually. Millions of dollars that were directed toward immunization programs have now been halted while the battle against Covid-19 takes center stage. The World Health Organization has warned that these shutdowns risk triggering a resurgence of preventable diseases.  It said that when immunization services are disrupte