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COVID-19 pandemic in Africa: What lessons for social work education and practice?

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journal contribution
posted on 2024-06-06, 03:22 authored by Solomon Amadasun
Social work is challenged in Africa, given the colonial heritage of the remedial or casework model. Drawing on the fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this article considers how social work could be well positioned to effectively respond to Africa’s social problems. Although recent evidence illustrates that the profession is generally viewed in a positive light among many African people, there are calls for practitioners to be more assertive in responding to Africa’s perennial social problems, aggravated by the current pandemic. Strategies for strengthening the quality of social work education and practice in Africa are explored.

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Journal

International Social Work

Volume

64

Article number

ARTN 0020872820949620

Pagination

246-250

ISSN

0020-8728

eISSN

1461-7234

Language

English

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

2

Publisher

SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD

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