Rural South Africa and Covid-19 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The media's focus as Covid-19 has washed over the globe has largely concentrated on urban centers, a preoccupation that is justified by the high case numbers in cities. Yet, as the pandemic slows, it is increasingly clear that Covid-19 has not been a solely urban public health phenomenon. Photographer Chris Allen and writer Sean Christie documented the experiences, successes and lessons learned in the rural hinterland of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, where a community banded together to combat Covid-19.

  • South Africa:  Covid-19 and Rural South Africa

    MSF, 25 September 2020

    The media’s focus as COVID-19 has washed over the globe has largely concentrated on urban centers, a preoccupation that is justified by the high case numbers in cities. Yet,… Read more »

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"The first thing we needed to do was ensure that social distancing and hygiene practices were observed in our own MSF spaces, and that those staff with underlying conditions had the capacity to safely work from home.” - George Mapiye, Deputy Field Coordinator.

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