News24.com | Life returning to normal in Africa, but virus fears linger

On the African continent, daily life varies vastly between strict observance of health measures and total relaxation.Although masks are still compulsory, that rule is "not respected anywhere or almost anywhere" in Ivory Coast, a health worker said.In Chad and Gabon, many wear masks low down, covering only the mouth or just the chin, only to…

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Coronavirus fears and preconception advice

With widespread community transmission, women in particular face a risk; a health advisory is essential In our preoccupation with managing the COVID-19 pandemic, we should not lose sight of special issues that may pose problems for women in the reproductive age group. The special issues are of two kinds: one that relates to medical management…

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Addressing the mental health needs of homeless persons

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An integrated approach that is in place in Tamil Nadu will ensure that the lives of those on the fringes matter As many as 66.1% of those worst affected in India during the Spanish Flu belonged to oppressed classes and suffered the consequences of multidimensional poverty. Similar trends persist today. The inability to adhere to…

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More than 4 in 10 households face serious financial problems during pandemic: POLL

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Yolanda Ames knows how to make food stretch: A little bread added to the ground beef, or a little extra water in the macaroni, will help keep her three boys' stomachs full longer. That's not the problem; it's whether she can afford electricity this month, so the fridge will stay on and keep her groceries…

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