Child-friendly COVID messaging matters. Here’s how you can do it right

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The new coronavirus has changed a lot about our lives and children haven’t been spared.  Warnings about the coronavirus just before South Africa’s lockdown in...

Beaches, bars and gyms are back: What you can and can’t do under level...

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The curfew stays, you'll have to wear a mask to the gym and you can only order alcohol until 10pm. But you'll be able...

‘This could be a game changer’: What you need to know about the eight-weekly...

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Finally, a better HIV prevention choice for women. Here’s what we know about cabotegravir and what we don’t.

What kinds of clothes can you buy in-store under level four lockdown?

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Keeping covered up under lockdown. The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s regulations on in-store clothes sales. Resource details: Publication title: Directions regarding the sale of...
Chair of South Africa’s Ministerial Advisory Group on COVID-19.

Coronavirus in South Africa: What happens after lockdown ends?

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South Africa may have flattened the curve, but find out why it’s unlikely the country will escape deaths. Find out what it’s doing to...

No cloth mask, no entry: Rules for restaurants, hotels and casinos under level 3...

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Here’s how tourism services can reopen while protecting their employees and patrons from the coronavirus. Resource details: Publication title: Directions to address, prevent and combat the...

Mapping a virus: Tracking the spread of South Africa’s COVID-19 outbreak

In March 2020, South Africa confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Seven months later the country had just over 650 000 people who had...

The SHINE trial – hope for shorter, kinder TB treatment for children

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Preliminary findings from the SHINE trial for children with non-severe TB have been released. What do the results mean for young patients? Watch the...

These steroids can help treat some COVID-19 patients, but not all

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For patients who are very ill with COVID-19, 10 days of treatment with anti-inflammatories can work wonders, but the opposite is true for patients...
Pregnant woman sits on the floor holding her belly.

Communicating risk and engaging vulnerable communities in the time of the coronavirus

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A reference tool for communicators and organisers to better engage vulnerable communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Publication title: COVID-19: How to include marginalised and...
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South Africa guidelines for contact tracing of COVID-19 patients, health promotion and handling of...

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Guidelines on how we navigate home and work during the coronavirus pandemic. Resource details: Publication title: COVID-19 Environmental Health GuidelinesAuthor(s): Department of HealthPublication date: 16 March...

No masks, no school. Find out what the new school year looks like

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Here’s what the rest of the school year will look like for learners in South Africa as the country continues to adjust to life...

After the ECHO trial: World Health Organisation updates guidance on contraception

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'A woman’s risk of HIV does not restrict her contraceptive choice', say new guidelines released today in the wake of recent findings that the...
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SA is not reaching herd immunity. Our new goal is containment – here’s how...

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The stop-start nature of South Africa’s roll-out is not the only reason herd immunity is an unrealistic goal for this year. A scarce supply of vaccines and new variants of concern circulating in the country play a role too. Find out more.

Keen to join the People’s Vaccine Campaign? Here’s what it’s about

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South Africa’s government cannot handle the COVID-19 vaccine rollout alone, these activists say. That’s why it’s time for citizens to get involved in this ‘life or death’ issue.

COVID coverings for kids — the World Health Organisation’s mask guidelines

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This is what the health authority recommends for children younger than 18. Resource details: Publication title: Advice on the use of masks for children in the...