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Contributor: Giovanni Putoto

Giovanni Putoto ESMH ScientistGiovanni Putoto, MD, trained in public health and tropical diseases in the UK. He has more than thirty years of experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the eighties and the nineties, he worked in the Northern part of Uganda; in 1994-97 he took part in the emergency intervention in the Rwanda genocide; in 1999 in the war of Kosovo; in 2014-15 in the epidemic of Ebola in Sierra Leone; and in 2019 in the cyclone Idai in Mozambique. Currently he is the head of planning, emergency and operational research of Doctors with Africa CUAMM, an international NGO active several African countries.

COVID-19 in Africa: what is at stake?

COVID-19 in Africa: what is at stake?

SARS-CoV-2 has arrived in Africa and, progressively, almost all African countries have closed their borders and imposed various levels of "lockdowns" in the hope of limiting the spread of the pandemic, taking measures similar to those taken elsewhere in the world. The pandemic is producing shocking statistics and tragic consequences in developed regions of the ...