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Health and health care in the time of Covid-19 and beyond

When: Tuesday, 03 November 2020 - Tuesday, 03 November 2020
Where: Online Event
Start time:17:00


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Professor Frederik Booysen will present his inaugural lecture.

Pandemics are rare events that fundamentally disrupt the social and economic fibre of societies. Covid-19, the first global public health crisis to hit the world in a century, holds far-reaching consequences, not only for our present health and well-being, but for health care and its delivery, organisation and financing, now and into the future.

In this lecture, Booysen will outline the pre-existing inequalities in the South African health care landscape. He will then proceed to use various analyses and evidence to illustrate the pandemic’s likely implications for South Africans’ health and well-being, highlighting the likely role of emotional support in curbing the impending increase in the country’s mental health deficit. The lecture will conclude by reflecting on the various policy implications of the pandemic and its longer-term impacts on society.

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