WHO Sends Experts to South Africa to Help Fight Pandemic

A student at the Winnie Mandela Secondary School has her temperature measured as she enters the school premises before classes resume in Tembisa township on June 8, 2020. PHOTO | MICHELE SPATARI | AFP

The World Health Organisation has deployed a team of health experts to South Africa to assist the country contain the coronavirus pandemic.

South Africa has the highest caseload in the Africa and is fifth in the world with 521,318 confirmed coronavirus cases and 8,884 Covid-19 deaths, according to the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC).

Studies of excess mortality rates indicate the actual toll could be higher.

The WHO, Africa region office announced that a team of 43 experts from various fields to support the Covid-19 outbreak response management. The first 17 health expects will arrive today and include key expertise in epidemiology, surveillance, case management, infection, prevention and control, procurement, as well as community mobilization and health education. Read more…


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