- Mar 15, 2021
Testing for COVID-19 needs community involvement
Prof. Tobias Rinke de Wit, Director Research & Learning at PharmAccess argues the world should turn to Africa for important lessons on outbreak management.
PharmAccess is a group of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare in Africa. PharmAccess mobilizes public and private resources for the benefit of doctors and patients through clinical standards and quality improvements, loans for healthcare providers, health insurance, mHealth innovations and operational research.
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Testing for COVID-19 remains a major challenge worldwide, even in European largest economies.
In his latest publication, Prof. Tobias Rinke de Wit, Director Research & Learning at PharmAccess argues the world should turn to Africa for important lessons on outbreak management.
In Africa, rapid diagnostic tests are in use for all kinds of outbreaks, like, Ebola, HIV and malaria. This will increasingly be the case for COVID-19. In Europe we can learn from this and make those rapid tests available to our population, if necessary even in the supermarkets.
Citizens should be empowered by allowing them to test themselves at any time, any place.
Read more about his viewpoint in this publication.