Covid-19 to Prove a Springboard for African Innovations?

The Covid-19 pandemic could be a blessing in disguise for Africa's future growth because innovative ideas for addressing it could chart a path for future tech-based economies, scientists say. The technologies that have been developed in response to Covid-19 in Africa include WhatsApp Chatbots in South Africa, self-diagnostic tools in Angola, contact tracing apps in Ghana and mobile health information tools in Nigeria, writes Dann Okoth for SciDev.Net. As of 28 December, 2,664,498 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed across the continent, of which 62,813 proved fatal and 2,226,769 resulted in recoveries.

InFocus

Robots in Kanyinya Covid-19 Treatment Center (file photo).

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

X