Response to the multi-country monkeypox outbreak: a view from AfricaOyewale Tomori, Lucille Blumberg
- General Medicine
Human monkeypox was first reported in Africa in 1970. However, the disease has only entered notoriety since the current public health emergency of international concern in Europe and the Americas in 2022. At present there is significant inequality in access to diagnostics, vaccinations and therapeutics, due to which African nations are being completely left behind.