The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: An urgent need to relook at the training of the African health workforce

SAMJ

2020 | UCSF Strengthening Inter-Professional Education on HIV Care Across Africa (STRIPE)

As recent modelling analysis highlights, the evolving impact of SARS-CoV-2 will be as a large outbreak in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that may rapidly overwhelm existing health services. To avoid the worst of outcomes, African health systems must act quickly and decisively. Investing in health professions education will be essential to both containing and managing the pandemic and any other new infections in the future.

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Infection prevention and control
COVID-19
Health systems strengthening