The Practical Approach to Care Kit – PACK – is used by nurses, doctors 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.

PACK Adult is also known as APC (Adult Primary Care) outside of the Western Cape. Both form part of the the Ideal Clinic initiative:

PACK Home is designed for people seeking more information about how to care for their own health and the health of their family at home.

Volume 1: Be coronavirus safe

Volume 2: COVID-19 at home

Volume 3: Chronic conditions at home

Volume 4: Be coronavirus safe at school

Volume 5: Understanding the COVID-19 vaccine

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Volume 1

Be coronavirus safe

Updated: 21 May 2021

Volume 2

COVID-19 at home

Updated: 21 May 2021

Volume 3

Chronic conditions at home

Updated: 21 May 2021

Volume 4

Be coronavirus safe at school

Updated: 24 May 2021

Volume 5

Understanding the COVID-19 vaccine

Updated: 27 August 2021

PACK Home was developed by the Knowledge Translation Unit, Desmond Tutu Health Foundation, in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health. We thank Western Cape Department of Health and their clinicians and managers for their valuable contribution to this document.


Contributors to Community resources
  • 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
Knowledge Translation Unit PACK Home team
Programme design:
  • Ruth Cornick
  • Daniella Georgeu-Pepper
  • Robyn Curran
  • Faye Eshraghi
  • Lara Fairall
  • Nabeelah Kleinsmith
  • Pearl Spiller
  • Izak Vollgraaff

DISCLAIMER: This information should not be considered as medical advice. It is not a replacement for a visit with a nurse, doctor or other healthcare professional. If you have concerns about your individual medical situation, please see a healthcare professional. This information is provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties regarding accuracy, relevance, usefulness or fitness for purpose. You use this information at your sole risk.

Thank you to our PACK Home funders