Steven, a sample courier in Grand Bassa, Liberia.

As the global crisis deepens, Two Wheels for Life and Dorna Sports have come together to launch a campaign to raise £50,000 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. Given how badly the disease has hit affluent countries with highly developed healthcare sectors, the consequences could be devastating for the world’s poorest continent.

Here’s what Two Wheels for Life said in a statement:

As the world comes together to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Two Wheels for Life are joining forces with long-term partner Dorna Sports to launch a campaign to raise £50,000 to fight the disease in Africa.

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Many of us are now experiencing the immense impact of a contagious disease for the first time. As COVID-19 spreads, we have become hyper-aware of the importance of testing, public hygiene and how we can limit deaths in our countries.

To people across Africa, a threat like coronavirus is nothing new. Many African countries fight a constant battle against dangerous contagious diseases such as Denge and Lassa fever and most recently Ebola. Resources are always tight and medicines, tests and facilities are rarely accessible to most.

Anthony, a sample courier in Grand Bassa, Liberia.

COVID-19 arrived in Africa weeks after it hit Asia, Europe and North America, but now it poses a serious risk for the 1.2 billion population of the world’s poorest continent. Without robust international support, the pandemic in Africa could be devastating as they simply do not have access to the financial and medical resources we are lucky enough to enjoy as we fight to beat this deadly disease.

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