Coronavirus (346) Evolution of COV ID 19 in West Africa

4 April, 2020

Dear all,

I hope you and your families are healthy and safe. I would like to share with you an article colleagues are recently published, which analyzes the progression of the COVID19 epidemics in West Africa and in certain European countries.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(20)30123-6/fulltext

They show that, although epidemics started later in countries like Senegal, COVID-19 has the potential to increase rapidly and follow patterns similar to those in European countries. They also created an application to generate various graphs and tables in order to compare the progression of the epidemic in all countries. This app is updated daily and is available here: https://stats.mrc.gm/covid19WA/

Sincerely

Elhadji Mbaye PhD in Health policies (IEP Grenoble)

Post Doc in Global Health (U. Montreal)

Community Engagement Officer

WHO North Kivu

Tel: 0856464447 (DRC)

Tel and WhatsApp: +22177 736 53 67

Twitter: @LemzoMbaye

HIFA Profile: Elhadji Mamadou Mbaye is scientific officer at the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training, IRESSEF, in Senegal.

Email: elhadjimbaye AT gmail.com