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11 August 2020

HSRC and UKZN’s School of Medicine release results of Health workers survey

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, today released the results of the survey looking at the impact of COVID-19 on healthworkers.  The survey was conducted from 11 April 2020 – 7 May 2020 and aimed to ascertain the impact COVID-19 on South African health workers – both physically and emotionally.

Healthcare workers have been at the forefront of fighting the pandemic and are at high risk of contracting the virus.  This is addition to already strenuous conditions under which they work including long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma and physical and psychological violence.

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