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Eritrea, Tanzania: Only African Countries Ready to Face Global Pandemics

“In Africa, only Eritrea and Tanzania had completed the crucial costing phase of their pandemic preparedness and response plans.” – World Bank report.

Multiple pandemics, numerous outbreaks, thousands of lives lost and billions of dollars of national income wiped out – all in barely 17 years – and yet the world’s investments in pandemic preparedness and response remain woefully inadequate. As of the end of April 2017, three countries – Tanzania, Pakistan and Eritrea – had completed the crucial costing phase of their pandemic preparedness and response plans.

BY AFRICA NEWS

Only two African countries are fully prepared to face a global pandemic if one should break out. The two – Eritrea and Tanzania – are joined by four other countries on a global list according to a recent World Bank sponsored report.

The report titled “From Panic and Neglect to Investing in National Security,” said only six countries the world over had taken steps to evaluate their ability to adequately respond to pandemics. Continue reading Eritrea, Tanzania: Only African Countries Ready to Face Global Pandemics