We are committed to respond to your needs during the COVID-19 Crisis on multiple levels. We are working around the clock to provide services and make resources available in real time.
ECHO-NOVA’s RESPONSE TO COVID-19
COVID-19 has presented South Africa, and indeed the globe, with an unprecedented trauma landscape and EMS personnel are at its forefront. We appreciate the dedication and hard work of all Medical Professionals at the frontline of this crisis.
Our response is multi-faceted and we are working around the clock to make relevant and effective resources available to you during this time of uncertainty. It is important for us to deliver quality resources in real time based on your needs. These resources are centred around mental healthcare support services, information in the form of toolkits, and advocacy. The roll-out of these products and services are underway and will become available on a continuous basis.
Our first advocacy campaign is live! We would like to raise awareness of the vital role of EMS, not only in this challenging time, but also every other time you need a paramedic in an emergency situation.
We urge the public to take a moment to support all the EMS personnel who act as first responders for COVID-19 emergency services by sending a message of support and encouragement on our social media platforms:
- The South African National Department of Health
- The World Health Organisation
- Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center
- The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Center
Coping and Resilience
- Self-Care Tips for Emergency Responders from The CDC
- Headspace for Healthcare Professionals
- Smiling Mind App
- The AMA Journal of Ethics COVID-19 Ethics Resource Center
- WHO – Ethical Issues in Pandemic Influenza Planning
Disclaimer: ECHO – NOVA is not associated or affiliated to any of the institutions and/or organisations listed in the ‘Useful Links’ section. The information is provided for the sole purpose of making information and resources accessible. Views expressed in these resources are those of the institutions and/or organisations and their authors respectively.