Covid-19 in Guinea-Bissau: The (too) many unknowns?

Sabine Damerow, Anders Solitander Bohlbro, Andreas Møller Jensen

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In the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems that African countries have been largely spared from the devastating effects observed elsewhere. Working and living in Guinea-Bissau, one of the poorest and most fragile countries in the world located in West Africa, we wonder: How can the world know that there are only few Covid-19 cases in a country where the health system is weak and access to Covid-19 tests very limited? How can the world know that there is a low Covid-19 mortality in a country without a reliable civil registration and vital statistic system? In this article, we explore the (too) many unknowns of Covid-19 in Guinea-Bissau. The article was chosen as the 1st place winner of the 2020 Eye on Global Health Writing Competition.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date21. Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 21. Jan 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Guinea-Bissau


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