COVID-19 Pandemic: Learning from Peers and Ghana’s Response.
Alor2021

Keywords

Pandemic
COVID-19
Ghana
Africa

How to Cite

Alor, S. K. A. (2021). COVID-19 Pandemic: Learning from Peers and Ghana’s Response. African Journal of Current Medical Research, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.31191/afrijcmr.v4i2.60

Abstract

Abstract

There is no single public health response to COVID-19 worldwide. Every country has to adapt a response to contain the pandemic considering the health system capacity, the health of the economy, infrastructure and human right to avoid mistakes of other countries in the COVID-19 fight. There are basically two main approaches to the response so far. These are the mitigation and lockdown, test and treat approaches. Ghana has confirmed 152 cases with 5 deaths and adapted a hybrid kind of approach considering the context.

https://doi.org/10.31191/afrijcmr.v4i2.60
Alor2021

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