Current Context of Pneumonia Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa
Olivier Uwishema 1 2 3, Helen Onyeaka 4, Baha Aldeen Abdalaziz Alshareif 5, Mohammed Eltahier Abdalla Omer 6, Alfredo Lorenzo Recio Sablay 7, Rabeet Tariq 8, Rayan Ibrahim Hamid Mohamed 9, Amirsaman Zahabioun 2 10, Mohamed Yousif Elamin Yousif 9, Elie Chalhoub 1 11, Marcos Roberto Tovani-Palone 12 *
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1 Oli Health Magazine Organization, Research and Education, Kigali, RWANDA
2 Clinton Global Initiative University, New York, USA
3 Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, TURKEY
4 School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
5 Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Al-Zaiem Al-Azhari University, Khartoum, SUDAN
6 Gadarif University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Khartoum, SUDAN
7 Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, PHILIPPINES
8 Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi, PAKISTAN
9 Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, SUDAN
10 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, College of Arts and Sciences: Department of Biology (North Carolina, US), Chapel Hill, USA
11 Faculty of Medicine, University of Saint Joseph of Beirut, Beirut, LEBANON
12 Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, BRAZIL
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Since the emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, several countries have been strongly affected by the different impacts of the disease. This has not been different in Africa, where in addition to the current load of COVID-19, there are other epidemics (such as pneumonia) that have aggravated the situation. In this perspective article, we discuss various aspects of pneumonia amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, including its burden, current status and efforts, and related challenges.


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Article Type: Perspective Article

J CONTEMP STUD EPIDEMIOL PUBLIC HEALTH, 2021 - Volume 2 Issue 2, Article No: ep21007

Publication date: 20 Oct 2021

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