Health is in Our Hands video series on COVID-19 aims to empower communities

Posted on July 16, 2020

The Department of Family Medicine at UP has developed a series of animated videos that aim to educate the public about COVID-19. 

Working in partnership with Gerhard Cruywagen of Greenhouse Cartoons, Professor Tessa Marcus of the Department of Family Medicine has created a video series entitled Health is in Our Hands in an effort to educate the public about COVID-19.

The series draws on the Faculty of Health Sciences’ wealth of educational, scientific and health care service expertise that it extends to communities across the country. The series was made possible through sponsorship from UP, Anglo American, the University of Leicester (UK) and generous private donations. 

These videos play a vital role in empowering communities in various spheres. The Faculty of Health Sciences aims to produce about 120 videos by the end of the year, and their YouTube channel will be constantly updated with new videos and content every second week. 

The videos are in English, Zulu, Sepedi, Afrikaans and Xhosa.


- Author Jimmy Masombuka

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