THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATION OF THE 2020 LOCUST INVASION IN EAST AFRICA

By Annette Onyango Introduction According to the United Nations, the Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) invasion has become, in the horn of Africa, extremely alarming, with farmers across East Africa facing food shortages as the locusts consume both crops in the fields and in storage.[1] The countries most affected include Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, with Kenya […]

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Caribbean

Note on the Covid19 Pandemic and the Caribbean By Winston Dookeran, EUCLID Under-Secretary-General, Former Minister of Finance, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs March 30th 2020 In 2005, the Presidents of China and the US prepared and signed a Pandemic Response Protocol, later to be subscribed by 88 countries. It enumerated 10 Core Principles. At the […]

Comparative Fatality Rate with reference to China Wuhan Coronovirus

These are called zoonotic diseases: they have “jumped” from animals to people: the new coronavirus likely originated in bats or pangolin. Note: More than 75 percent of emerging diseases originate in animals. There is broad agreement that Ebola was transmitted from fruit bats in West Africa (probably Sierre Leone) and has killed more than 13,500 […]

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