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Abiodun Awosusi

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Urgent investments for an effective response to COVID-19 in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11. The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has now spread to more than 170 countries and regions with over 400,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 19,000 deaths. Over 100,000 people have so far recovered. Although Europe is the current  epicenter of the pandemic with p...

New opportunities to increase access to medicines for universal health coverage in Africa

Access to medicines, vaccines and other health technologies is central to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) across Africa. UHC refers to access to high-quality health services for all with financial protection. It is a global health and development agenda which has received widespread attention and endorsement by global leaders, most no...

Potential Health Impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

Nearly all African countries have endorsed the continental free trade agreement. Trading is scheduled to commence in 2020 after key negotiations are concluded. Implementation of the agreement is likely to impact health in at least five areas: human capital investments, health innovations, trade for social impact, health security and universal he...

Increased Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa: A Priority for the Post-2015 Era

Heads of states and governments, multilateral institutions and representatives of civil society and the private sector gathered in Addis Ababa from July 13 to 16 for the third international conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), to decide how the global community will finance the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Building on the 200...