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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gastrointestinal endoscopy in Africa

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  • Alanna Ebigbo
  • John Gásdal Karstensen
  • Purnima Bhat
  • Uchenna Ijoma
  • Chukwuemeka Osuagwu
  • Hailemichael Desalegn
  • Ganiyat K Oyeleke
  • Rezene B Gebru
  • Claire Guy
  • Giulio Antonelli
  • Peter Vilmann
  • Lars Aabakken
  • Cesare Hassan
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Background and study aims  As with all other fields of medical practice, gastrointestinal endoscopy has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, data on the impact of the pandemic in Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa are lacking. Methods  A web-based survey was conducted by the International Working Group of the European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the World Endoscopy Organization to determine the impact and effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on endoscopists in African countries. Results  Thirty-one gastroenterologists from 14 countries in north, central, and sub-Saharan Africa responded to the survey. The majority of respondents reduced their endoscopy volume considerably. Personal protective equipment including FFP-2 masks were available in almost all participating centers. Pre-endoscopy screening was performed as well. Conclusion  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on gastrointestinal endoscopy in most African countries; however, the impact may not have been as devastating as expected.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEndoscopy International Open
Volume8
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)E1097-E1101
ISSN2364-3722
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Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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