UNICEF cautions against repeating Ebola mistakes in response to COVID 19
As the world intensifies efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN child agency, UNICEF is warning against a repeat of the mistakes of the big Ebola outbreak in West Africa. After the 2014-2015 outbreak, the number of children under-five who had died from other illnesses was more than the number of children who died from Ebola. This was due to the overwhelming of health facilities, which meant children could not find care for preventable diseases such as malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. For more on this issue Channel Africa's Jane Rabothata spoke to Gabriele Fontana, UNICEF's Regional Advisor for Health in Eastern and Southern Africa..