Policy in Pandemics
Covid in Africa: A smouldering crisis
Jun 16, 2020 · 34 min
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Despite an unexpected delay in covid-19 mortality rates, Africa is facing an 'unprecedented policy crisis'.

We speak to Kate Dooley, the West Africa Regional Director for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Kate talks about her experience working on Ebola in 2014-15 in Sierra Leone and the differences of covid-19 to Ebola. We discuss what is happening on the ground in Africa, what might be behind the surprisingly low mortality rates, and the impact an economic shock of this size will have on Africa, especially as the rest of the world begins to re-open their economies.

Host: Peter Harrington
Editor: Emmie Fairbairn
Producer: Katherine Valentine
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