Africa has seen a 43% week surge of COVID-19 cases within one week. There could be as many as 10 million cases within three to six months, the World Health Organization says.

As Laila Maiden reports, the Trump administration’s halt of U.S. funding for the WHO comes just when international support is critically needed in developing countries.

The spread of the novel coronavirus on the continent adds another layer of hardship in countries already grappling with malaria, ebola and poverty.