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SA’s Covid-19 epidemic: Trends & Next steps, Prepared on 13th April 2020 by Salim S. Abdool Karim

Apr 2020
SA’s Covid-19 epidemic: Trends & Next steps, Prepared on 13th April 2020 by Salim S. Abdool Karim

Outline

Part 1: The Coronavirus epidemic

  • The Coronavirus epidemic in South Africa
  • Why is South Africa not on the expected Covid epidemic trajectory?
  • How much community transmission in SA?
  • Some future epidemic scenarios

Part 2: South Africa’s Covid-19 response

  • Stages of the SA Covid-19 response
  • Next steps: Stopping small flames to reduce the risk of raging fires
  • Conclusion

WHO Information Note Tuberculosis and COVID-19

Mar 2020
WHO Information Note Tuberculosis and COVID-19

As the world comes together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that essential services and operations for dealing with long-standing health problems continue to protect the lives of people with TB and other diseases or health conditions. Health services, including national programmes to combat TB, need to be actively engaged in ensuring an effective and rapid response to COVID-19 while ensuring that TB services are maintained.

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