Senegal, a West African country with a fragile healthcare system, scarce hospital beds and about seven doctors for every 100,000 people, is a Covid-19 success story. While the virus isn't "under control" yet, Senegal has only about 14,000 cases and 284 deaths. The country "moved out aggressively on all fronts: following science, acting quickly, working the communication side of the equation and then thinking about innovation," said Judd Devermont, director of the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. With a detailed response plan in hand in early March, Senegal was prepared when the first cases emerged. The country deserves "to be in the pantheon of countries that have ... responded well to this crisis, even given its low resource base," Devermont said.

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