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Coronavirus: The economic consequences for Africa

As UNECA slashes its predictions for African GDP growth, Dr Desné Masie assesses the damage the pandemic is likely to cause to Africa’s economies

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At the time of writing in mid-March, Africa seems to have so far been spared the worst human impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but was already beginning to suffer the destructive economic impact of a potential global slide to recession.…

Who should pay the healthcare bill?

One of the biggest debates in the African pharmaceutical industry is the same as in the wider health sector – who should pay for medication and care: patients, the state or even employers?…

“Western” illness now a new threat

Africa carries a large proportion of the global disease burden because it must confront both easily treated diseases of poverty and also the growing problem of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers.…

Moving production into Africa

The influx of Indian companies has been very welcome but it would be better if there were more competition in the sector.…