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Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis Proposal for a Grant of USD 2 Million for Emergency Assistance to Support Covid-19 Response in African Countries – Emergency and Special Assistance Grants

COVID-19 is a controllable pandemic.WHO notedthat African countries canchange the course of the pandemic.“With COVID-19 officially declared a pandemic, all countries in Africa must act,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa,“Every country can still change the course of this pandemic by scaling up their emergency preparedness and response. Cases may still be low in Africa and we can keep it that way with robust all-of-government actions to fight the new coronavirus.” African countries need to adopt three-pronged approach: protecting health, preventing economic and social disruption andrespecting human rights. Containment of the virusis the mostcost-effectivestrategy and should remain the central pillar.

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