Cansa launches telephonic counselling for patients left frustrated by the Covid-19 pandemic, affecting their treatment and support. Cancer patients are physically and emotionally vulnerable to effects of lockdown.
The World Health Organisation has deployed a team of experts to help the government stem the coronavirus infections in South Africa. The country is one of the five countries most affected by the pandemic.
The lockdown has impacted on South Africa’s ARV treatment programme, delaying the South African National Aids Council national strategy. Yet, Covid-19 has also brought with it innovations in treatment and prevention for HIV, TB and STIs.
The news that the University of Oxford has developed a coronavirus vaccine that appears safe and has triggered an immune response, is an encouraging step toward returning to normality. It also provides the opportunity to join forces to tackle the pandemic and highlight Africa’s scientific leadership writes Professor Kelly Chibale.