Environmental health practitioners: a key cadre in the control of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

Tracy Morse, Kondwani Chidziwisano, David Musoke, Tara K Beattie, Selva Mudaly

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Abstract

The multidisciplinary nature of environmental health practitioners (EHP) allows them to understand where different sectors can intersect to maximise severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-related interventions.

EHPs have the necessary skills to support the transdisciplinary approach required to halt the further spread of SARS-CoV-2.

Governments should support the work of EHPs across the region and include them among key decision-making stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere003314
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Global Health
Volume5
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • SARS-CoV-2
  • coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • environmental health
  • hygiene infrastructure
  • infection control

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