Although the immune systems of children and infants are resilient against contracting the coronavirus, moms who are exposed to the virus on a daily basis fear transmitting it to their new-born babies through breastfeeding. By Lilita Gcwabe and Nompilo Gwala.
Faced with inadequate access to essential treatments, South Africa must prioritise health research and development. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how poor and marginalised South Africans are affected by international factors, and so it is essential to include communities in advocating for better homegrown research and development, writes community activist Ntando Yola.
The African Alliance writes that community journalism projects, of which Health-e’s OurHealth citizen journalism programme is one example, are critical to accurate and responsible reporting on serious issues of national and local importance like COVID-19.
Doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have arrived in four African cities, meaning the rollout on the continent can finally begin. It is only the start, however, in creating equitable global health, writes Dr. Solomon Zewdu of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
We need to look to the young to prevent heart disease, which accounts for 225 South African deaths a day, writes Sibonile Dube, Head Of Communications & Patient Advocacy at the pharmaceutical company Novartis.