Economic and healthcare responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa

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dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has left many governments across the world searching for effective responses to the challenges their citizens face. The paper adopted a qualitative research approach, drawing from an extensive review of literature, analysed through thematic analysis, to explore Africa's economic response as well as challenges faced by the African health systems in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing from thematic analysis, pervasive poverty, protracted wars, and entrenched underdevelopment are fundamental considerations in Africa that impact intervention measures towards COVID-19. The thematic analysis also found that inadequate human capital, support for healthcare, weak leadership and management, and lack of quality data were detrimental to Africa's healthcare delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To improve COVID-19 health response in Africa, public health policymakers can consider adopting the World Health Organization (WHO) national guidelines on reporting, data management, and public accountability on state health disbursed resources. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject LABOUR MARKET en
dc.subject COVID-19 en
dc.subject HEALTH SERVICES en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.title Economic and healthcare responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber QBBBBB en
dc.Volume 50(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle Africa Insight en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812465 en
dc.PageNumber 23-41 en
dc.outputnumber 13969 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mazenda, A., Maramura, T. & Check, N.A. (2020) Economic and healthcare responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. Africa Insight. 50(2):23-41. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mazenda, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Maramura, T. en
dc.contributor.author3 Check, N.A. en

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