Africa's ventilator dystopia, Ethiopia trains doctors on COVID-19 lifesavers

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Africa is exacerbated by poor heath systems and ill-equipped facilities in most parts of the continent.

One medical equipment that has assumed star status in the wake of the current pandemic are ventilators. They are basically breathing machines that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failures. They buy time for especially chronic sufferers of the coronavirus as medics work on treatment.

The tallies of ventilators per most African nations is w…

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