Senegal’s Strategy: 1 Bed, 1 Case

Senegal has so far been able to deliver on an ambitious promise to offer hospital beds to all COVID-19 patients—and their contacts.
 
The government is also making it easier to stay home by paying electricity bills and purchasing food for 1 million eligible households.
 
Also key is Senegal’s Health Emergency Operation Center, which has spent years running disease outbreak simulations.
 
Senegal’s strategy seems to have helped keep COVID-19 cases from exploding—but there are controversial elements to the response as well, including treating patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and unproven treatment.
 
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