The pandemic has worsen the existing economic stresses situation in the African continent. The crisis has wiped out jobs and livelihoods especially, with tens of millions of people becoming unemployed since March 2020. Falling incomes and disruption to trade and transport have made food increasingly unaffordable for many people in these countries. At the same time, a growing burden of unsustainable debt before the pandemic and reduced revenue for the developing countries during the pandemic has now become a major brake on public spending, placing public services including healthcare provision at much further risk.
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