COVID-19 Resources

The Samson Institute for Ageing Research (SIFAR) is pleased to announce the launch of Who What Where , an online geolocated resource of services and resources available to older persons in South Africa, primarily the Western Cape. 

Drawing on the WHO concept of ‘age-friendly cities more

A short article that summaries the challenges faced by older persons and NGOs due to Covid-19 in Khyaelitsha,Cape Town.
National Department of Health Document with useful illustrations of using PPE correctly 
WHO guidelines on infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities 
Comprehensive set of standard operating procedure for long-term care facilities covering: 1) infection prevention, 2) testing and screening, 3) managing infection/outbreak, and 4) broader policies and planning. This document aggregates useful information, offering detailed step-by-step procedures, examples and scenarios and taking into account variations in resource availability and government support. It also draws on the experience of managing an outbreak at Highlands House care, a nursing hom more
This policy brief provides 11 policy objectives and key action points to prevent and manage COVID-19 across long-term care. 
Information on the diagnosis and management of patients with COVID-19
Recommendations on how to manage delirium within the Covid-19 context
World Health Organisation Interim Guidance on Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19.Date: 21 March 2020