Address - Minister of Higher Education
DATE: 4 March 2021
Prof. Priscilla Reddy is a behavioural science and health promotion specialist, and is currently the Strategic Lead: Health and Wellbeing in the Human and Social Capabilities Programme within the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Recently, she led the HSRC's rapid response assessments of the impact of COVID‑19 on South Africa and the attitudes and responses of the public to the lockdown.
Given the high incidence of COVID-19 infections among health workers in South Africa and globally, a concurrent survey examining the impact of COVID-19 on health workers was also conducted. It explored the crucial issues impacting on these frontline workers with a view to ensuring their ability to serve the country. The results of these surveys were presented to the President and members of Cabinet as well as the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC)
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