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The current corona virus that is causing COVID-19 is new to the world.

Researchers did not have a chance to study this specific virus, the impact of the virus on people, the infection processes and the impact of infection before the outbreak started. They are learning from the pandemic as it unfolds. That means that health professionals around the globe must stay up to date in terms of: research findings as they become available, and what the important but unanswered questions at this stage are. Here are some important information sources for data about the pandemic around the globe and in South Africa, what the disaster response status in South Africa is, and credible information, advice and materials to support you when helping members of the public, frontline healthcare workers, and COVID-19 patients.

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Recent Posts

ADVOCATING FOR EQUITABLE COVID-19 VACCINE ACCESS: AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE

In the last 12-months, the world and our very way of life has been fundamentally altered by the global pandemic, and we have had to learn to manage the catastrophic health, psychosocial, social and economic effects that have emerged as the primary consequential outcomes of COVID-19. Recently, our attention has been re-directed to the hopes associated with the development of  efficacious vaccines to combat the virus. Management of the pandemic has profoundly shifted to issues related to vaccine development, trials and efficacy, approval, production, distribution and scalable population rollout.

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PsyCast: COVID-19: Who’s afraid of the Big Fake News

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

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PsyCast: Heritage Day – It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten

Recently I hosted a webinar discussion for our post-graduate students with two esteemed South African scholars as guest speakers on re-imagining inclusive education from an Afrocentric worldview. The purpose of the conversation centred on the need to bring back a relational ethic of ubuntu and care into our schools and classrooms. But the students were more intrigued by the challenge put forward to them by one of the speakers for teachers and education researchers to be creative in resuscitating indigenous knowledge systems – ways of being in the world – in order to foster competencies in learners to address 21st century global issues.

PsyCast: Mandela Day – Curwyn Mapaling

“With the theme for 2020, Mandela Day – take action, inspire change, and make every day a Mandela Day– is more important than ever before.”

PsyCast: COVID-19: Who’s afraid of the Big Fake News

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

PsyCast: Children, Trauma and Going Back to School

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

PsyCast: COVID-19: Shifting the story: What are schools for?

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

PsyCast: COVID-19: Addiction & Recovery during COVID-19

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

PsyCast: COVID-19: Championing child & adolescent resilience to COVID-19

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

PsyCast: COVID-19: How the lockdown has been a gift

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

PsyCast: COVID-19: Psychology, Public Health and COVID-19

As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…

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