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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…

Malaria Risk Factors Facing Uganda's Batwa Population

Malaria remains a major public health risk in Uganda, and is especially concerning with increased transmission rates linked to climate change. Indigenous communities like the Batwa in Kanungu district in southwestern Uganda are highly vulnerable to …

Issues and Challenges of Measurement of Health: Implications for Economic Research

"Several objectives or perspectives are distinguished in the measurement of health. They would concern: 1)Public Health - where it will be essential to assess the level of a population’s health status, to compare its level and its trend over the tim…

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in the Health Sector: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

"This thematic brief summarises the key findings of the report relevant to health. It includes an assessment of the science and the implications for society and sustainable development. This brief seeks to highlight key thematic findings and learni…

HIV/AIDS and Militaries in Africa

A range of military experts, civil society representatives, academics and policymakers from 28 African governments, Regional Economic Communities, the African Union and the United Nations contributed to the findings covered in this report. It addre…

Using Taxation to Control Tobacco Consumption in Uganda

This brief explores the trends in tobacco taxation in Uganda and highlights the importance of addressing factors that contribute to affordability when using taxation as a tobacco control tool. Drawn from a recent study by EPRC which simulates the po…

A Call To Action: Sepsis is Africa’s Neglected Silent Killer

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition resulting from severe infection and is a leading cause of preventable death worldwide. With its high burden of infection, Africa is expected to bear a disproportionate proportion of global sepsis. The huge huma…

The Economics of Tobacco Control in Nigeria: Modelling the Fiscal and Health Effects of a Tobacco Excise Tax Change

This paper examines the potential for changes in the tobacco tax to contribute to raising government revenues, reducing tobacco use, and improving public health in Nigeria. Specifically, it estimates the impact of a change in the excise tax structu…

COVID-19 and Conflict: Seven Trends to Watch

The COVID-19 pandemic unquestionably presents an era-defining challenge to public health and the global economy. Its political consequences, both short- and long term, are less well understood. The global outbreak has the potential to wreak havoc in…

Establishing a Risk Profile of Socio-economic Vulnerability in South Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic using GGA Survey data (2017-2019)

To assist with the emergency response to COVID-19, Good Governance Africa (GGA) has compiled a socio-economic profile of vulnerability of the average South African citizen encountered in our work, based on aggregated data from research that we have …

Patrolling during a Pandemic: Recommendations to the South African Police Service and South African National Defence Force during the COVID-19 Deployment

On 5 March, 2020, the Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in South Africa. On 15 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a National State of Disaster and announced a series of immediate measures to m…

Tackling COVID-19: The Need for a Nigerian Response

The coronavirus is a human tragedy that is now affecting over a million people around the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. It indicated with certainty that the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) will s…

Unpacking Falsehoods: COVID-19 and Responses in Kano State

The escalation in the situation in Kano has come as a shock. Reports of a spike in deathscoincided with the suspension of testing in the state. A Daily Trust report on 21 April suggested that around 150 people had died in Kano in the five days previ…

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