News & events


20 August 2020

Behind the masks: Meet the people who keep Gauteng’s field hospital going

Nurse Nosipho Khanyile removes a bulging plastic bag from her locker in the women’s changing room of the Nasrec COVID-19 field hospital in Johannesburg.

The packet is full of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as aprons, gloves, a visor and masks. Each morning, Khanyile and her colleagues get two sets of PPE so that they can change into a new set after lunch.

In April, the Human Sciences Research Council conducted a survey of 7 607 health workers in South Africa to get answers to a range of questions including how they feel about working on the frontlines, how much they know about the virus and what training they got about how SARS-CoV-2 spreads.

To read the full article online click here

Related Articles