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28 May 2021

How South Africa dropped the ball on health communication

Daily Maverick

The news this week that the R150m contract awarded by the Department of Health to Digital Vibes was both irregular and wasteful was disappointing because of the conflict of interest issues, but much more serious when it comes to health communication and promotion for South Africa.

Ongoing case study research conducted by the SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Human Sciences Research Council and the on the Covid response and likely vaccine hesitancy in four wards in South Africa has found that on the ground the Department of Health is absent as an authoritative voice about Covid-19 and vaccinations.

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