• 15.03.2019
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The time is now for Africa-led disease control

Copyright, J. Pelikan, SwissTPH Basel
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Copyright, J. Pelikan, SwissTPH Basel
Copyright, J. Pelikan, SwissTPH Basel

Momentum is building for African Union countries to take the lead to quell the next disease outbreak, argues John Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Waiting for emergency help from the West costs lives, health and resources,” he says. He calls on domestic, private and philanthropic funders to support governments as they boost their public-health initiatives.

Find out more via Nature