Reflections from SA healthcare workers

Discovery Health wants to recognise and applaud all health workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find hope-giving examples of resilience, innovation and thought leadership in South Africa's healthcare sector here.

Read how Discovery Health CEO, Dr Ryan Noach, pays tribute to the immeasurable tenacity, resilience and selflessness shown by South Africa's healthcare workers.

With oxygen supplies stretched to their limit, the pandemic prompted a team of local volunteers to develop a way to help patients breathe. Here's how OxERA offers access to affordable ventilation.

Meet Quintin: a robot that connects isolated ICU patients with their loved ones, giving those battling COVID-19 a reason to keep fighting.

For the doctors committed to saving as many lives as possible, fighting the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic has meant adapting to unfamiliar roles. Learn how Prof Hofmeyer and his team developed a protocol to help combat COVID-19.

Find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has emotionally wounded and stressed healthcare workers, resulting in breakdowns and burnout, and how a tight-knit group of compassionate colleagues pulled together to give pragmatic, mitigating care.

Perched on a coastal hilltop in the Eastern Cape, 84 km from the nearest town, Madwaleni Hospital serves 130 000 impoverished rural people. As the hospital has limited resources, their resourceful staff dug deep to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Africa's scientists boost global fight against COVID-19 by contributing new medicines and the fastest ever developed, highly effective vaccines.

Dedication, a strong work-ethic, and scientific collaboration led to a world-first for South Africa in January 2021. Scientists isolated the Beta variant of COVID-19 after doctors in the Eastern Cape reported an unusual spike in infections.

As with so many vital healthcare NGOs in South Africa, the resilience and fortitude learned in the seemingly impossible battle against HIV and AIDS proved vital in saving lives when COVID-19 landed on our shores.

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