COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Africa

This ongoing study examines actions taken in response to COVID-19 in five major economic and cultural hubs in Africa – Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. While initial responses largely mitigated the spread of COVID-19 and its burden on healthcare systems, state responses in each of the five countries have had significant impacts on public trust, prospects for economic recovery, and in some cases led to controversies that may present barriers to successfully address future waves of the pandemic and in the longer term, to recovery. As the pandemic continues we will continue monitoring the actions and impacts of those actions. The first report of the project can be found here.


Collaborating Institutions and Organizations:
Schmidt Futures, The Brenthurst Foundation and Resolve to Save Lives.


  • Wilmot James
  • Lawrence Stanberry


  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa

Areas of Focus

Health Security