Our teams have been forced to suspended medical support in Macomia, Mozambique following a recent attack on the village that also resulted in the destruction of our healthcare centre.
Understanding contact tracing
Contact tracing happens in the very early stages of an epidemic response. It is a reactive and immediate activity that involves seeking out people who have had contact with a virus or so that we can test and monitor them for signs of illness.
Bhelekazi Mdlalose is a forensic nurse who has been working with MSF in Rustenburg responding to survivors and victims of sexual and gender-based violence. At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa, she joined other MSF fieldworkers to support the South African Department of Health with COVID-19 contact tracing.