Coronavirus (279) COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries

31 March, 2020

Why these Countries will soon be the epicenters for the COVID 19. The reason is simple. I have the following observations

1. Poor Public Health infrastructure.

2. Lack of preparedness

3. Too much politics

4. Slum conditions with lack of very poor sanitation.

5. Overcrowded

I submit.

HIFA profile: Dr. Mulenga is Zambian Pharmacist with over 24 years work experience in 4 different sub-Saharan Countries. He is a strong believer in UHC and Health Information for All. He hosts a radio show on Patient safety which is very well received in the communities. Piloted the first ART in Namibia 2001.Have worked in the Management Sciences for Health, Namibia and the UNDP/GFTAM South Sudan. He posses a Dual MPH/Ph.D Pharmacovigilance, USA and a B.Pharm, USDM. Email: He is a HIFA Country Representative