FYI: Africa: Combating COVID-19

Swift action from Africa's authorities have set the region well for a rapid recovery and numerous business opportunities.

Africa’s response to coronavirus has been remarkable, drawing on the experience such as the Ebola epidemic. Leaders have acted swiftly with containment measures to prevent straining their healthcare systems.

Challenges in the continent include limited food processing expertise, the need for automation in a technologically challenged environment, logistics and supply chain network to urban areas, SME development, sustainability and better public health standards.

"Africa’s population is set to hit more than 1.5 billion by 2025. Singapore companies should explore entering the African market as the continent grapples to meet the rising needs of an emerging economy."
Stella Ng
Market Advisor

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