Special Initiatives

7 July 2020

We must act together to beat COVID-19 in Africa

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The COVID-19 outbreak has been placing unprecedented strains on sophisticated health systems in Europe and Asia, with overstretched medical staff struggling to treat their patients and intensive care facilities overwhelmed in rich countries. With cases rising in Africa, concerns are increasing on the impact on fragile health systems there. This crisis is already exposing glaring inequalities between the rich and the poor in the developed world, and it is about to reflect even greater inequalities between the North and the South.

Read the full opinion piece by UNAIDS Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima

Visit the UNAIDS COVID-19 blog for more information on what UNAIDS is doing in response to COVID-19.

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