‘What if I infect my baby with the COVID-19 when I feed him?’- mothers share their fears

‘What if I infect my baby with the COVID-19 when I feed him?’- mothers share their fears

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.

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Opinion: Community media left behind in the fight against the COVID-19 infodemic

Opinion: Community media left behind in the fight against the COVID-19 infodemic

Reporting on COVID-19 presents significant hurdles for community media who could be a key resource in fighting mis- and disinformation, argues advocacy group the African Alliance.

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Op-ed: Global Covid-19 vaccine race shows why South Africa must prioritise our own research and development

Op-ed: Global Covid-19 vaccine race shows why South Africa must prioritise our own research and development

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.

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OP-ED on #COVID-19: Community journalists are crucial to informing the public

OP-ED on #COVID-19: Community journalists are crucial to informing the public

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.

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Opinion: With vaccine deliveries to African cities, the race for equity begins

Opinion: With vaccine deliveries to African cities, the race for equity begins

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.

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Opinion: Here’s how the classroom and the city help contribute to a healthy heart

Opinion: Here’s how the classroom and the city help contribute to a healthy heart

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.

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