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Breaking Routine

I became the de facto health minister of the house, sanitising door handles and ensuring guests wore their face masks and washed their hands upon entering our home.

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Fear and Denial

I was aware of the stigma associated with taking the covid test and feared our neighbours would ridicule my family if they found out that I tested positive.

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HQ Africa: Vaccine Watch Desk

We offer weekly snapshots of the latest in vaccine news.

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Mindfulness: The Antidote to my Anxiety

On days I was restless or haunted by worry, lying on my back and humming a tune would calm my nerves.

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A Race for Jabs

The month of March saw an increase in vaccine rollouts or trials in preparation for mass rollout.

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The Bamboo That Bends

There's a saying that goes, ‘the bamboo that bends is better than the oak that resists'.

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African Resilience in the Wake of a Pandemic

What started out as a straight forward project with every member of the team aware of their role based on competencies and skills, turned into a journey of possibilities.

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Honouring the Principle of Ubuntu

When normalcy returns, whatever that means, there needs to be an assessment of the ways consumerism and materialism are fraying the fabric of communal ties because in trying times, it’s clear they are the columns that keep society from crumbling.

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Quality, Speed & Equity

Immunization and vaccination experts from around the world outlined the current state of the world’s vaccination campaigns while addressing the urgent needs and concerns regarding public trust in the efficacy of vaccines; access and challenges.

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Help or Hindrance? Vaccine Diplomacy in Africa

As vaccines from COVAX begin to trickle into the continent, current doses in the hands of most African countries are sufficient to vaccinate approximately 0.8 - 0.9 percent of populations in the first quarter.

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Overcoming Lockdown Loneliness

Everyone experiences dark days, and we do ourselves an injustice if we don’t seek help out of shame or cussed pride.

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Setting Boundaries; Demanding Respect

I was going home, heading back to a place I dreaded. A ticking time bomb.