COVID 19 - Webinar with the World Health Organization - Shared screen with speaker view
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The webinar is being recorded and the link will be made available in 1-2 days.
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hi, are these 7 200 beds across both the public and private sectors?
Very important to have good risk info that combines strong health promotion and advice on warning signs *balanced with* not causing panic
From the slides, it looks, like yes, 7200 represents public + private
Great to see your WhatsApp effort in South Africa with 7 categories of information.
the #nodata website is one of the best things our Gvt has deployed thus far
Other than being notifiable in SA, COVID-19 is reportable if acquired in the work place as a WCA case is it?
Please clarify who needs to and can get benefit (own or society beneift ) to wear a mask; if there are not enough "medical" e.g. paper or surgical, should we be advocating a material mask communites can maybe supply for themselves e.g. scarf? e.g. in public transport where social distancing may be difficult
Please use the Q&A to ask questions as questions in the chat can get missed….
Dr Joy Mugambi says communication strategies we are using in rural Baringo, kenya is1. chiefs, religious leaders and clan elders2. community health workers3. calling in4. we have mapped out households were people travelled in from risk countries
Brilliant, Joy! Strong, tested and effective communication strategies.
Thanks for mentioning importance of CHWs. In Hammanskraal, we work with CHW on tuberculosis, but now we established a whatsapp group to share government resources on COVID-19 online. This hard to reach/ rural area rely heavily on information from CHWs, so it is good to see recognition of their role thanks Prof!
We also are looking at innovative and rapid ways to scale up training, learning, workshops and other resources to provide support for health workers
Thank you all, hope that every one stay safe.
Thank you panelists.