The Practical Approach to Care Kit – PACK – is used by healthcare workers and community health workers in their everyday work to care for patients at the clinic and in the community – PACK Adult, PACK Adolescent, PACK Child and PACK Community. 

CoronaWise is designed for people seeking more information about how to care for their own health and that of their family at home and forms part of the PACK suite of tools. It can also be used by nurses and doctors at all levels of care as well as community health workers to provide easy-to-read, policy-aligned and standardised information to their patients. 

The Department of Health has prioritised publishing COVID-19 related content to support people to cope with the coronavirus outbreak in Volumes 1 and 2. This is followed by  volumes that provide key health information and well-being advice about common chronic conditions, pregnancy and newborn care, child health, adolescent health, and adult health, as well as providing palliative care at home.

PACK Home is available in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

Collect and read all the PACK Home volumes in hard copy or as electronic versions:

  • Kerrin Begg
  • Marika Champion
  • Beth Engelbrecht
  • Saadiq Kariem
  • James Kruger
  • Byron La Hoe
  • Hassan Mahomed
  • Shaheen Mehtar
  • Warren Parker
  • Inge Peterson
  • Ruwayda Petrus
  • David Pienaar
  • Jantjie Taljaard

Content design:
  • Ruth Cornick
  • Daniella Georgeu-Pepper
  • Robyn Curran
  • Faye Eshraghi
  • Lara Fairall
  • Nabeelah Kleinsmith
  • Pearl Spiller

  • Izak Vollgraaff

CoronaWise was developed by the Knowledge Translation Unit, University of Cape Town Lung Institute in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health. Its content has drawn on the input of many people working in health care. We thank all those who informed and reviewed the content of CoronaWise.

Thank you to our PACK Home funders


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