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An in-depth statistical analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic’s initial spread in the WHO African region

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  • Ananthu James Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, IndiaThe Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, Switzerland PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jyoti Dalal The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, Switzerland PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Timokleia Kousi The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandInstitute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Daniela Vivacqua The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandInstituto de Puericultura e Pediatria Martagão Gesteira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Daniel Cardoso Portela Câmara The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandLaboratório de Mosquitos Transmissores de Hematozoários (LATHEMA), Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilNúcleo Operacional Sentinela de Mosquitos Vetores (NOSMOVE), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilWorld Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Izabel Cristina Dos Reis The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandLaboratório de Mosquitos Transmissores de Hematozoários (LATHEMA), Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilNúcleo Operacional Sentinela de Mosquitos Vetores (NOSMOVE), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Sara Botero Mesa The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandInstitute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Wignston Ng’ambi The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandInstitute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, SwitzerlandHealth Economics Policy Unit, Department of Health Systems and Policy, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Lilongwe, Malawi PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Papy Ansobi The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandResearch and Training Unit in Ecology and Control of Infectious Diseases (URF-ECMI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lucas M Bianchi The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandWorld Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, CongoNational School of Public Health Sérgio Arouca, ENSP/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Theresa M Lee World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Opeayo Ogundiran World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Beat Stoll Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Cleophas Chimbetete The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandNewlands Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Franck Mboussou World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Benido Impouma World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Cristina Barroso Hofer The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandInstituto de Puericultura e Pediatria Martagão Gesteira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Flávio Codeço Coelho The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandSchool of Applied Mathematics, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Olivia Keiser The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandInstitute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jessica Lee Abbate The Global Research and Analysis for Public Health (GRAPH) Network, Association Actions en Santé, Geneva, SwitzerlandWorld Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, CongoUMI TransVIHMI (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Université de Montpellier), Montpellier, FranceGeomatys, Montpellier, France PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ananthu James; ananthu89jms{at}gmail.com
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James A, Dalal J, Kousi T, et al
An in-depth statistical analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic’s initial spread in the WHO African region

Publication history

  • Received September 30, 2021
  • Accepted February 25, 2022
  • First published April 13, 2022.
Online issue publication 
April 13, 2022
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