Vulindlela team empowers the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

4 August 2020

CAPRISA’s Vulindlela Research Site has coordinated several COVID-19 training and information sessions in the Vulindlela community to raise awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These sessions were led by CAPRISA’s Community Liaison Officer, Mr Emmanuel Mthalane (top in the photo) and Research Nurse, Sr Nokuthula Mkhize (right) in partnership with relevant provincial government officials and Ms Gethwana Mahlase (left).

The sessions included information sessions with matric learners based on the COVID-19 South African National Department of Health guidelines. In line with government regulations, the principals and teachers of various local schools attended educational sessions aimed at equipping them with knowledge about prevention measures that would mitigate the transmission of the virus, in preparation for the re-opening of schools.  “VCRS has been involved in community education and awareness in consultation with community structures,” explained Mthalane. “It was a consultative process,” he said.