This sixth information sheet comes after 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic in east and southern African (ESA) countries, with many experiencing their third waves of infections and deaths. With such a prolonged pandemic, capacities and understanding have grown around various dimensions of the management of COVID-19, but so too has evidence of social inequities, including the ‘moral catastrophe’ of a global inequity in access to vaccines. There is now also growing evidence of people who continue experience symptoms more than 12 weeks after their initial infection, or ‘long COVID’. This sixth information sheet summarises information on long COVID, and its distribution in the ESA region, responses to it and the equity issues it raises.
Equity in health, Equitable health services
Title of publication Information sheet 6 on COVID-19: Long COVID in East and Southern Africa
Date of publication
Information sheet 6 on COVID-19: Long COVID in East and Southern Africa
COVID; chronic illness; East and Southern Africa
East and southern Africa region
Equinet Publication Type