Coronavirus (317) COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa (2)

2 April, 2020

Dear All [in response to Yina Garcia-Lopez, UK: ]

Yes, is possible to be replicated not only in Zambia but in similar countries in Africa. Another question is how safe are the volunteers, where and who will supply them with the protective materials required for the work in communities.. what will be the contingency plan for their exposure to the risk of mingling with unsuspecting population?


HIFA profile: Shehu U Muhammad is the Field Specialist, Nigeria, for the 1 Million Community Health Workers Campaign. Shehu started career as a Public Health Superintendent as per back as 1985, worked as sanitation and Immunization Officer of Mani Local Government, as a Public Health Instructor and rose to the rank of Chief Lecturer and CEO of Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology for 8 years. Holds Masters in Management, Masters in Public Health and a PhD student on HRH. Chairs many committees on Maternal Health Advocacy at state and National level. Currently also teaches Population and Development and Leadership and Reproductive Health. Advocate of using mobile technology in generating data and conveying health awareness messages to the hard to reach areas.