Thirza De Jong

Thirza de Jong is a medical doctor from the Netherlands who has been based in South Africa for eight years. She did her postgraduate in Tropical medicine at the University of Pretoria and her Masters in Global Health with the University of Liverpool (UK). She works in the public health sector and NGO world, with a focus on mother and child healthcare. She has three young children and has been at home with them since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This article, with thanks to her colleagues/doctors from Belgium who created a similar document for the Belgian government and allowed her to use their paper.