Coronavirus (863) Environmental health practitioners: a key cadre in the control of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

28 July, 2020

Dear HIFA,

I am sending the link to our recent publication for sharing on HIFA. [*see note below]

https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/7/e003314

Best wishes,

David

HIFA profile: David Musoke is a Lecturer at the Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda. Professional interests: Malaria prevention, community health workers, environmental health, public health, disadvantaged populations. He is a member of the HIFA working group on CHWs. www.hifa.org/projects/community-health-workers www.hifa.org/support/members/david-0 dmusoke AT musph.ac.ug

[*Note from HIFA moderator (NPW): For the benefit of those without immediate web access, here are the citation and summary:

CITATION: Morse T, Chidziwisano K, Musoke D, et alEnvironmental health practitioners: a key cadre in the control of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan AfricaBMJ Global Health 2020;5:e003314.

SUMMARY BOX

- The multidisciplinary nature of environmental health practitioners (EHP) allows them to understand where different sectors can intersect to maximise severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-related interventions.

- EHPs have the necessary skills to support the transdisciplinary approach required to halt the further spread of SARS-CoV-2.

- Governments should support the work of EHPs across the region and include them among key decision-making stakeholders.]