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 prepare.
The dark days of the HIV pandemic are over, but patients still face social stigma. And emotional distress that can push them to stop treatment or even into a deep depression. Hear it first-hand from people who’ve lived it.
What does it take to deliver accurate and engaging vaccine roll-out news during a pandemic? These media heavyweights share the realities and politics of covering COVID in South Africa’s leading newsrooms.
Author(s): National Institute for Communicable Diseases (David Anderson, Lucille Blumberg, Cheryl Cohen, Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha, Shaheen Mehtar, Natalie Mayet, Jeremy Nel).Publication date: 27 MarchWhat:These are...
We’ll update this page with the latest figures of the cholera outbreak in South Africa.
The World Health Organization has approved the use of corticosteroids in patients with severe and critical cases of COVID-19. Read the WHO guidelines.
South Africa guidelines for contact tracing of COVID-19 patients, health promotion and handling of...
Guidelines on how we navigate home and work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands of South Africans may already be mourning the loss of their loved ones as the COVID-19 death toll rises. Here’s what to expect.
Finding gender-affirming care can be tough but there are some tips and resources to help.
You can hang out with your friends for two hours longer but night clubs are still off limits. Here’s what else is new.
Gauteng is closed for the next two weeks. Gym sessions are over for now, as are alcohol sales and visits with your friends and family at home.
A look at the NCD Alliance and SPECTRUM Consortium report on big business’ marketing tactics during the coronavirus pandemic and their public health consequences.
Leading epidemiologists come together to discuss how COVID-19 has changed the meaning and process of science in this lecture presented by South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Embassy of Sweden.
In December 2020, scientists announced that a new variant of the coronavirus had been identified in South Africa. Here's a look at what we've learnt in the past month about the new variant that is driving the country's second wave of infections.
The RECOVERY trial in the UK has found that dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one third and those receiving oxygen by one fifth.
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 tested positive for the new coronavirus. Here’s what our local epidemic has looked like over time.