top of page
Surgery in The Time of Covid-19: Reflections on A Pandemic

Michael Mwachiro

Tenwek Hospital


Correspondence to: Dr. Michael Mwachiro; Email:


Keywords: Surgery, Covid-19 pandemic.

Ann Afr Surg. 2020; 17(2):48-50


Conflicts of Interest: None

Funding: None

© 2020 Author. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


The world has almost ground to a halt. Not since the influenza pandemic of 1918 has such angst been seen on such a scale. In Africa, we are following keenly the developments within the continent and other parts of the world. The numbers of confirmed cases continue to spike and the epifocus has since shifted from China to Europe and the USA. Concerns are that the next peak in cases may be in Africa.



What do we know so far?