U.S. Based Coronavirus Initiative Addresses Health Disparities in Marginalized Communities

Experts in the United States say the COVID-19 health crisis has shed a light on health disparities in the country. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says long-standing systemic health and social inequities are putting many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from the coronavirus.

An initiative founded by three black women doctors, MyCovidMD taskforce, aims to address some of the disparities by providing free, rapid drive through testing & telehealth services for marginalized communities. For more insight, Africa 54 health correspondent Linord Moudou spoke with emergency room doctor and disaster medicine specialist Dr. Nana Afoh-Manin, co-founder of the MyCovidMD Taskforce, and attorney J.B. Afoh-Manin.

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