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The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and mental health treatment in Africa

Currently, the world is experiencing a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in an increase in infections and deaths. Moreover, the prolonged nature of the pandemic, the uncertainty of its duration, the uneven vaccine roll-out and its inadequate accessibility all have an impact on mental health. Indeed, the very measures instituted by governments to contain spread of the virus, such as social distancing, lockdowns,…

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Science engagement to support evidence-informed and context-specific policy responses to COVID-19 in Africa: understanding transmission dynamics and diagnostics

Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been hampered by several factors, including lack of adequate evidence on effective approaches for different groups, scientific uncertainties, scarcity of context-relevant data, and the changing nature of the pandemic, most notably the emergence…

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Governing SDG interactions

Project Summary Numerous governments, businesses, and civil society organisations aim to contribute to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the global South. However, cherry-picking SDGs coupled with lack of alignment between initiatives means trade-offs are not addressed and opportunities for synergy are missed.…

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