Clinician Recommends Tailored Response to SA’s Unique COVID-19 Circumstances
We have to understand “our epidemic” as a unique thing and build our own tailored response, says clinician and UKZN COVID-19 war room Epidemiologist Dr Richard Lessells.
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The Next Few Months – an animated film by Master of Arts student, Ms Kayleigh Gemmell - will premiere at the first virtual Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France later this year.
The Durban hub of the Global Shapers Community - an initiative of the World Economic Forum staffed by UKZN students, alumni and others - is spearheading a COVID-19 response campaign dubbed “ShapersCare” to distribute food and hygiene hampers to the most vulnerable within the eThekwini municipality during lockdown.
In almost all the messages, strategies and press conferences we have seen in these tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear looking at the situation from the perspective of SMMEs - some animals are more equal than others!
Academic Leader for Research and Higher Degrees in the School of Life Sciences Professor Evariste Bosco Gueguim Kana, has collaborated with researchers in South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and the UNESCO regional office for Southern Africa to develop a web-based diagnostic tool for COVID-19 that employs machine learning to detect evidence of COVID-19 on chest radiographs (CXR).
Ms Chevarra Hansraj, a PhD candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science’s (SMSCS) Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC), is featured in a video by the Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CoE-MaSS) in which she speaks about her research and the appeal of pursuing studies in applied mathematics.