Africa Struggles with Health Worker Strikes During Pandemic

Health workers across Africa have repeatedly gone on strike since the Chinese coronavirus pandemic began over adverse working conditions. In Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, doctors and nurses say a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), no health insurance, and no pay are among the reasons they have chosen to strike.

Health personnel measure the temperature of a visitor at the entrance of the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya on March 18, 2020. - The Government of Kenya confirmed new positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 18, 2020, bringing the total official number of cases in the East African country …