Social Sciences, Vol. 11, Pages 352: Ontological Securitization of Well being in Africa: The HIV/AIDS, Ebola and COVID-19 Pandemics and the International Virus
Social Sciences doi: 10.3390/socsci11080352
Africa&rsquo;s safety points have suffered critical consideration deficits. This text analyses why a globally accepted well being safety norm, akin to preventing a communicable illness throughout a pandemic such because the COVID-19 pandemic, was, in Africa, perceived as a safety menace emanating from exterior&mdash;international&mdash;actors importing a &lsquo;international virus&rsquo; into Africa. This fear-based notion might be defined by West Africa&rsquo;s ontological safety fears, in the end primarily based on its colonial previous and a relationship of exploitation by the West. Whereas this text analyses the case of COVID-19, it additionally explains the identical course of with earlier epidemics, akin to HIV/AIDS and EDV/Ebola.