Footsteps communicable diseases

 Tearfund – Jude Collins – Editor  – December 2020

We all become unwell from time to time, sometimes from illnesses that are passed on from person to person. These are called ‘communicable’ diseases and include common coughs and colds as well as more serious illnesses such as Covid-19, HIV, malaria and Ebola.

In this edition of Footsteps we discuss how to reduce the spread and impact of communicable diseases, including the impact on children (page 11), mental health (page 14) and people living  with disabilities (page 10). We consider how to support people who are unwell (page 20) and learn lessons from Ebola and HIV (pages 8

and 16).