GET Journal of Biosecurity and One Health

GET Journal of Biosecurity and One Health (2023)

Re-Emergence of Monkeypox Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What is the Fate of the African Healthcare System?

AuthorsSokunbi TO1*; Omojuyigbe JO1; and Mowobi OD1 1Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, IleIfe, Nigeria.
Corresponding Author
: Sokunbi TO.
D ID: 0000000203913636

GET Journal of Biosecurity and One Health, Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2023, Pages 7-19

Article Keywords: COVID19; Monkeypox; Africa; Healthcare System.


Journal Volume & Issue

Volume 2, Issue 1


The continuous rise in the number of monkeypox cases amidst the ongoing COVID19 pandemic in Africa calls for concern, especially regarding its possible impact on the healthcare system. The current state of the healthcare system contributes substantially to the limitation of COVID19 elimination in the region, which shows the poor state of the system. The reemergence of the monkeypox virus amidst the pandemic means that the system must be strengthened to provide quality healthcare delivery for Africans. Therefore, it is high time that African health policymakers and governments begin to make decisions, decisions that will determine the fate of the African healthcare system and, consequently, the lives of people living in Africa in the ongoing event of COVID19 and monkeypox.