COVID-19

Moral injury & mental health: What COVID doctors can learn from HIV

In this webinar, Bhekisisa editor, Mia Malan, is in conversation with an Eastern Cape COVID doctor, HIV physician and a psychiatrist about the mental health challenges epidemics pose to health workers.

***This webinar was presented in partnership with the Healthcare Workers Care Network and the United States government’s President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief, Pepfar.

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Global Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices around COVID-19: A Close-Up Look at the Data

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Virtual Webinar

The COVID-19 global pandemic has shaped the global public health discourse throughout 2020. With no approved vaccine at this time, combatting the virus will take continued commitment to prevent its spread, such as mask-wearing and physical distancing. The just-released KAP COVID Dashboard provides global and country-specific data on prevention knowledge, attitudes and prevention practices. Based on data from more than 300,000 respondents (Wave 1, July 2020), the dashboard presents findings via a series of interactive graphics, with accompanying programmatic guidance.

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COVID-19 and HIV: 1 moment, 2 epidemics, 3 opportunities—how to seize the moment to learn, leverage and build a new way forward for everyone’s health and rights

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the inadequacy of investments in public health, the persistence of profound economic and social inequalities and the fragility of many key global systems and approaches.

Given the epic dimensions of the emergency, the world needs unity and solidarity—led by a large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive health response, and a focus on the needs of developing countries. Our decades-long fight against HIV offers essential lessons.

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Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook: A Tool to Help You Build Resilience During Difficult Times

In this unprecedented period of global uncertainty, we felt it was necessary to put together this workbook to provide our community with much needed support.

The first thing to note right now is that it’s completely normal to be experiencing a wide range of emotions. Accepting your feelings is an important first step to building resilience. The simple act of naming your emotions has been found to benefit wellbeing. So, take a moment now to tune into your body and notice how you’re feeling. Circle the emotions that you identify with:

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Clinical characteristics of the first 100 COVID-19 patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa

Background

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has spread rapidly across the globe resulting in more than 7,000,000 cases and 400,000 deaths worldwide, of which 52,991 cases and 1162 deaths have occurred in South Africa.

Objective

To describe the clinical characteristics of the first 100 patients with COVID-19 admitted to a tertiary hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Methods

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Aging with HIV: Surviving Another Pandemic

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Virtual

Surviving Another Epidemic

To mark National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day, the National Resource Center for HIV & Aging at GMHC is pleased to announce a National Webinar Aging With HIV: Surviving Another Epidemic on Thursday, September 17th, from 12pm EST to 5pm EST.

Our keynote speakers are Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID, and Ronald Johnson, Senior Policy Fellow at AIDS United. Additional speaker topics include:

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