The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and African Risk Capacity (ARC) have launched two COVID-19 modelling tools for Africa.
The Tools have been designed to help African Union Member States evaluate the potential magnitude of COVID-19 in their countries. They can be used to assist in decsions on responses that will mitigate the risks.
“COVID-19 has generated unprecedented socioeconomic consequences with the reversal of hard-won development achievements. Africa is particularly challenged in its efforts to cope with the decease burdens. ARC is happy to present the new Africa COVID-19 decision support tool which governments and institutions can leverage in designing timely and more informed policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mr Mohamed Beavogui, Director-General of the African Risk Capacity and Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations. The first cases of COVID-19 was reported in Africa on 14 February 2020, the virus has now been reported in all 55 African Union Member States.