A new global book was published on the perspective of COVID-19 across Africa with two chapter contributions from West End University College, Ghana (see Chapters 7and 10). Chapter 7 shows that while aligned with the WHO guidelines on quarantine, the protocols implemented in Ghana exhibited some deficiencies that partly contributed to the state of fear experienced. The chapter concludes by contributing to issues of distinct emotions under mandatory quarantine during the pandemics.
Chapter 10 shows how lessons learned from previous epidemics in Africa helped the continent mitigate the ravages caused by COVID-19. Nonetheless, the disruption of health systems remains severe and has consequences, especially for women and children in Africa and in Ghana, for example, strengthening of health systems will require increased community involvement and rectifying Pre-existing human resources for health gaps.