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Contributor: Helmut Brand

Helmut Brand ESMH ContributorHelmut Brand is Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health, head of the Department of International Health at Maastricht University, The Netherlands and founding director of the Prasanna School of Public Health in Manipal, India. He is a specialist in Public Health Medicine and has been a policy adviser for the last thirty years. His main research has been on monitoring health, surveillance of disease and European Integration and now is on Global Health Europe. He served e.g. on the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR) of WHO Europe and on the Expert Panel on ‘Investing in Health’ for the European Commission.

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 ...