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09 July 2021

Covid-19 pandemic exacerbates health crisis for poor people – research


Research has found that poor people bore a higher burden of ill health before the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, with the problem only exacerbating during the pandemic.

In addition, race, income, and hunger were the significant contributors to such inequality, with unemployment also playing an important role.

Oyenubi, a senior lecturer in the Wits School of Economics and Finance, and Nwosu – a senior research specialist within the Impact Centre (IC) at the HSRC – stated their findings in their research article titled “Income-related health inequalities associated with the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa: A decomposition analysis”, published in the International Journal for Equity in Health.

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