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Theme area
Equity in health, Equitable health services
Author
EQUINET; TARSC; Post COVID Treatment Network - Africa
Title of publication Information sheet 6 on COVID-19: Long COVID in East and Southern Africa
Date of publication
2021 September
Publication type
Document
Publication details
Information sheet 6 on COVID-19: Long COVID in East and Southern Africa
Publication status
Published
Language
 
Keywords
COVID; chronic illness; East and Southern Africa
Abstract
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.
Country
East and southern Africa region
Publisher
EQUINET
Equinet Publication Type
Discussion brief