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Fighting Ebola: A Strategy for Action

Despite overall sustained increases in income levels over the last decade, African populations continue to suffer under the heavy burden of disease. Three major diseases: Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis are among those responsible for the health …

Hope and Life Access to ARVs in a Community Context: Rural-Urban Experiences in Burkina Faso

High levels of HIV/AIDS-related stigma was revealed in the survey findings. After the discovery of their status, many individuals experience rejection and/or isolation. In all likelihood due to the fear of rejection by family and/or friends – around…

Perceptions of Employers about HIV/AIDS in Micro and Small Enterprises Employing Women Workers A Case Study of Harare

"The study is on perceptions concerning HIV/AIDS amongst MSEs that employ women. It covers employers and employees in selected categories of the services sector. The conclusions are based on the opinions and views of respondents. The findings should…

Economywide Impact of Avian Flu in Ghana: A Dynamic CGE Model Analysis

"We use a dynamic CGE model to quantitatively assess the economywide impact of HPAI in Ghana. The likely effect of an avian flu outbreak is modeled as demand or supply shocks to the poultry sector. Our analysis shows that, while chicken is a quite s…

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Teachers and Students on HIV and AIDS: Baseline Study Report

"The increasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Botswana has prompted the Government to come up with various strategies, among them the Teacher Capacity Building Project (TCBP). The major objectives of TCBP are a reduction in spread of HIV infection in th…

Malaria No More : Expectations for Eradication

"This policy brief explores the possible impact should Africa eliminate malarial infection by 2025. Between 2015 and 2050, when comparing the International Futures Base Case with a Malaria Eradication scenario (explained below), the continent could …

Strategies to Support Youth-headed Households in Kenya and Rwanda

"There is a growing number of youth-headed households in Sub-Saharan Africa that have specific vulnerabilities not often addressed by current policies and programs in their home countries. Where countries have developed strategies to support orphans…

Health Systems as a Neglected Developmental Pillar: The Case of Ebola in West Africa

This paper mainly highlights how health is compromised in Africa. It seeks to question and analyse the predicaments faced by a number of African countries, particularly the western region as a result of the crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic. It po…

Le Maroc à l’épreuve du Covid-19: de l’Etat Nation à l’Etat Social / Morocco in the Ordeal of Covid-19: From the Nation State to the Social State

The Covid-19 is an evil that the Kingdom will have chosen very early on to fight head-on, at all costs and whatever the sacrifices, with the supreme objective of guaranteeing national security in the broadest sense of the word. The timely measures, …

Thèse du Catastrophisme du COVID-19 en Afrique: Ressentiment des Africains ou Réalité ? / Thesis on the COVID-19 Disaster in Africa: African Resentment or Reality?

Since its emergence in Egypt in February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost all African countries. With about 85% of countries affected, this pandemic has passed the threat stage and has become a sad reality. But, contrary to the "thes…

Economic and Welfare Effects of COVID-19 and Responses in Ethiopia: Initial Insights

The Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic is a global challenge that requires coordinated efforts from governments, individuals, businesses, and various stakeholders. The world economy is experiencing a historic and unprecedented shocks as the pa…

Jobs and COVID-19: Measuring Work-Related Physical Interaction

Given the role of physical human proximity and contact in the spread of COVID-19, we build an index measuring the level of physical interaction for different occupations. Our Physical Interaction Index combines occupational work context informatio…

COVID-19 & les Agendas Internationaux de Developpement: Sortie de Piste? / COVID-19 & the International Development Agendas: Off the Track?

At the national level, and gobally, Cameroon has achieved a goal out of 08 within the framework of the 2015 agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and nearly 03 targets out of 20. This has led the country to renew the MDGs by 2020. And …

COVID-19 and Political Stability in Ethiopia

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures used to tackle it could have profound implications for Ethiopia’s political stability. While initially the threat appeared to temper political tensions, there are concerns that the state of emergency imposed …

From Lockdown to Thuma Mina: Impact of Economic Reform on South Africa’s Prospects

The COVID-19 crisis has shaken South Africa, and indeed the world, to its core. But addressing the nation on 21 April 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa sought to turn the crisis into an opportunity, promising ‘not merely to return our economy to where …

Note d'Analyse des Impacts Socioeconomiques Potentiels du COVID-19 et des Mesures de Riposte/ The Potential Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19: Analysis and Response Measures

In order to protect populations from the COVID-19 pandemic, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) member states have put in place, response measures as soon as the first cases on the continent were registered. These measures, which could …

Impact du COVID-19 sur l'économie Camerounaise/ Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy of Cameroon

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis has shaken the global conscience. No country in the world is spared and no social class is immune. The response measures recommended and applied around the world, compete with each other in roughness, fir…

COVID-19: How are South African Companies Responding to the Crisis?

The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in a new and very complex situation around the world. CDE wanted to find out how some of our biggest companies in different industries and sectors, facing diverse challenges and opportunities, are dealing with the si…

COVID-19: Are We Asking the Right Questions about ... Unlocking the Economy?

Thinking hard about the right way to unlock the economy was the theme of CDE’s webinar. CDE executive director, Ann Bernstein, set out the challenges at the beginning of the discussion: “Nobody knows how best to deal with the complex set of issues a…

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Ugandan Businesses? Results from a Business Climate Survey

The Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) has continued to spread across the world leaving death and economic devastation in its wake. Although the number of confirmed cases in Uganda remain very low in comparison to other countries, the containment …

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