Covid-19 and Civil Society in West Africa

Covid-19 and Civil Society in West Africa

Nigeria on 27 February 2020 became the first Sub-Saharan African country to record the coronavirus1. Today, all the 15 ECOWAS Member States have now recorded over 30,000 cumulative cases of COVID-19, several deaths, and an encouraging number of recoveries. Nonetheless, the confirmed cases continue to rise rapidly across the region with potentially devasting public health challenges, underscoring earlier observation by ECOWAS that the region is a high-risk for COVID-19.

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