Access to lifesaving medical resources for African countries: COVID-19 testing and response, ethics, and politics

The Lancet
May 30, 2020 Volume 395 Number 10238 p1669-1738, e98-e100
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/current

 

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Access to lifesaving medical resources for African countries: COVID-19 testing and response, ethics, and politics
Matthew M Kavanagh, et al
… Every life has equal worth. Yet global allocation of testing and other resources currently means that some are forced to wait, while those ahead in the global procurement line take precedence. In 2020, we have the opportunity to learn from past mistakes by countering market forces, thus ensuring that lives on the African continent count equally. Doing so will take both moral clarity and political courage.