The first reported death from coronavirus of a doctor in Kenya has thrown a spotlight on the dangers that medics are facing.
Dr Doreen Lugaliki’s death follows that of a Kenyan nurse a fortnight ago.
In all, there are now almost 300 healthcare workers who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Kenya
They are on the front line in the fight against Covid-19 and there are questions over what kind of protection they are getting, not just in Kenya.
Union officials representing healthcare works across the continent say the rise in new infections among their members is as a result of lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper infection prevention control measures in hospitals.
In Zimbabwe, 21 health workers have tested positive for Covid-19 in the country’s second largest city, Bulawayo, after they came into contact with confirmed coronavirus cases and had been in isolation.