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"Let’s imagine for a moment, that everyone who couldn’t self-isolate at home could be accommodated within their neighbourhoods — in an environment that was designed not to transmit COVID-19". Manya van Ryneveld (cohort 2017-18)

Child looking at local houses
Community care centres in poor areas could be clean, dry, warm, and soulful self-isolation facilities, say the writers. (Photo: Gallo Images / Brenton Geach)

Our alumna Manya van Ryneveld (cohort 2017-18) reflects on Community Action Networks (CANs), a project she's been involved with. This project is a nationwide community-based screening and testing programme that is being implemented in South Africa. It involves community-based groups that organise at local neighbourhood level, and are generating this much-needed social data or community-level intelligence.

Read the Op-ed : The power of people caring for those affected by Covid-19 on the Daily Maverick website

 

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