While Covid-19 has a high recovery rate, the experiences of those of who have been infected differ greatly. Survivors not only experienced the physical effects of the virus, but the mental strain too.
The WHO report shows that TB deaths could increase if diagnosis and treatment are disrupted for three consecutive months. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced governments to divert resources away from TB.
With almost 35 million infected by the virus and over one million deaths around the world, the Covid-19 has spread in different ways across various counties, says WHO. The national response has a lot to do with this.
A preliminary study of Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Africa shows patients with conditions like diabetes, hypertension and asthma are at far greater risk. What’s more, the focus on the pandemic has disrupted care for these non-communicable diseases.
The response to Covid-19 can learn much from how countries in southern Africa handled the HIV pandemic. A new report by UNAIDS says the coronavirus pandemic is a chance to reimagine health systems.
A study in the United Kingdom finds that people are willing to ignore social distancing requirements when in the company of those who wore masks. South Africans also said masks made them feel safer.
The Nasrec field hospital was built to isolate people with Covid-19 infections. Inside, a team of healthcare workers and patients have become something of a temporary family, writes Jamaine Krige.