What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria control?

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Here we examine the potential implications of COVID-19 on the control of these major epidemic diseases in Africa.

To date, most analyses have explored the potential effects of the pandemic on the capability of health systems across the continent to deliver essential services, focusing on the response to COVID-19 [3,4,5]. However, the tremendous risk of COVID-19 on the continent goes beyond shortages of resources and infrastructure needed to directly manage the pandemic. In this study, we focus on the effect of the pandemic on the capacity of patients to use essential health services.

The full text is available at https://doi.org/10.1186/s41182-020-00219-6

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