by Christian T. Todota, Korotoum T. Soro, Queenette P. Johnson
Sub-Saharan Africa has been one of the world’s regions suffering most from food insecurity, hunger, malnutrition and poverty over the past years . In 2018, Africa sub-Sahara’s total population was almost 1.1 billion inhabitants (https://bit.ly/2GiZc8K) with a consistently high birth rate of 4.7 (https://bit.ly/3gefey1).
by Abdul W. Arimiyaw, Ambrosse B. Kenneh & Abdoulaye D. Diallo
Lockdown interventions have become a crucial component of public health measures to curtail the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. In many West African countries, the identification of community hotspots of COVID-19 infections certainly justifies the decision to restrict movement in these areas, which are mainly urban or sub-urban. To most governments, the implementation of lockdown measures is an effort to avoid frequent contact between people, as social distancing clearly helps slow down the spread of the virus.