A new comic will help learners navigate everyday life during the Covid-19 pandemic and understand critical public health messages. The comic book also emphasises the needs of children with special needs.
As the Covid-19 daily infection rate lowers, Gauteng is closing its field hospitals. Nasrec will remain open until January next year as authorities consider the possibility of a second wave over the festive season.
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.
The recent corruption into personal protective equipment tenders brought into sharp focus corruption in the health department. A look further into the department’s leadership reveals a disturbing legacy of corruption and mismanagement.
We’re living in what many have described as a ‘new normal.’ Yet, how do we reshape the norm so that the girl child is no longer left behind? Novartis’ Sibonile Dube has a few practical suggestions.