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Covid 19: Sub-Saharan Africa and testing

How sub-Saharan Africa is handling the pandemic, the different kinds of Covid-19 tests and how accurate they are

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

As the disease spreads how is sub-Saharan Africa handling the pandemic? We also look at tests – how accurate are they? Should we be testing ourselves at home?

On the panel are Folasade Ogunsola, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, Ravi Gupta, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Medicine, Matthew Fox, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Boston University and Dr Margaret Harris, a Spokesperson at the World Health Organisation.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.
Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

(Photo: South Africa coronavirus township testing, Credit: Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

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50 minutes


  • Sat 30 May 2020 05:06GMT
  • Sun 31 May 2020 17:06GMT