Lessons from COVID-19 in South Africa: Keeping our environment clean should be the first law of health

South African Family Practice


 
 
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Title Lessons from COVID-19 in South Africa: Keeping our environment clean should be the first law of health
 
Creator Chetty, Sarentha Bangalee, Varsha
 
Subject Education; primary health care COVID-19; litter; hygiene; infection prevention; infectious disease
Description In the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the links between poor hygiene, unclean environments and human health cannot be overemphasised, particularly in South Africa with its high incidence of infectious diseases and overburdened health system. One very controllable factor that is often overlooked is the poor disposal of litter and waste management and its adverse effects on public health. By wearing masks, regular handwashing and sanitising, as well as making sure that neighbourhoods and public spaces are clean and safe, the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases can be prevented.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2021-06-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Commentary
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v63i1.5297
 
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 63, No 1 (2021): Part 3; 3 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5297/6790 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5297/6791 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5297/6792 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5297/6794
 
Coverage South Africa — —
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