• South African healthcare workers and COVID-19 : a shared responsibility to protect a precious and limited resource 

      Dramowski, Angela; Zunza, Moleen; Dube, Kopano; Parker, Mohammed; Slogrove, Amy L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2020)
      Healthcare workers (HCWs) in African countries face high risks of occupational exposure to many pathogens, including tuberculosis, measles, HIV and Ebola.[1,2] The novel coronavirus SARSCoV- 2 poses an arguably greater ...
    • Parenting in a time of COVID-19 

      Cluver, Lucie; Lachman, Jamie M.; Sherr, Lorraine; Wessels, Inge; Krug, Etienne; Rakotomalala, Sabine; Blight, Stephen; Hillis, Susan; Bachmand, Gretchen; Green, Ohad; Butchart, Alex; Tomlinson, Mark; Ward, Catherine L.; Doubt, Jennifer; McDonald, Kerida (Elsevier, 2020)
      Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is changing family life. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization estimates 1·38 billion children are out of school or child care, without access to ...
    • From easing lockdowns to scaling-up community-based COVID-19 screening, testing, and contact tracing in Africa : shared approaches, innovations, and challenges to minimize morbidity and mortality 

      Nachega, Jean B.; Grimwood, Ashraf; Mahomed, Hassan; Fatti, Geoffrey; Preiser, Wolfgang; Kallay, Oscar; Mbala, Placide K.; Muyembe, Jean-Jacques T.; Rwagasore, Edson; Nsanzimana, Sabin; Ngamije, Daniel; Condo, Jeanine; Sidat, Moshin; Noormahomed, Emilia V.; Reid, Michael; Lukeni, Beatrice; Suleman, Fatima; Mteta, Alfred; Zumla, Alimuddin (Oxford University Press, 2020)
      The arrival of COVID-19 to the African continent resulted in a range of locally relevant lockdown measures, which curtailed the spread of SARS-CoV-2 but caused economic hardship for large sections of the population. African ...
    • Decisive and strong leadership and intersectoral action from South Africa in response to the COVID-19 virus 

      Nkonki, Lungiswa; Fonn, Sharon (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2020)
      South Africa (SA) reported its first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 5 March 2020. For the 14 days from then until the time of writing (5 - 19 March), we have seen decisive, strong leadership from the ...
    • COVID-19 in Africa : care and protection for frontline healthcare workers 

      Chersich, Matthew F.; Gray, Glenda; Fairlie, Lee; Eichbaum, Quentin; Mayhew, Susannah; Allwood, Brian W.; English, Rene; Scorgie, Fiona; Luchters, Stanley; Simpson, Greg; Mosalman Haghighi, Marjan; Duc Pham, Minh; Rees, Helen (BioMed Central, 2020)
      Medical staff caring for COVID-19 patients face mental stress, physical exhaustion, separation from families, stigma, and the pain of losing patients and colleagues. Many of them have acquired SARS-CoV-2 and some have ...
    • Changes in surgical practice in 85 South African hospitals during COVID-19 hard lockdown 

      Chu, K. M.; Smith, M.; Steyn, E.; Goldberg, P.; Bougard, H.; Buccimazza, I. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2020)
      Background. In preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa (SA) began a national lockdown on 27 March 2020, and many hospitals implemented measures to prepare for a potential COVID-19 surge. Objectives. To report ...