• National guidelines and frameworks: South African Framework and Guidelines For Maternal and Neonatal Care during a crisis – COVID-19 response; National pregnant women with COVID-19 algorithms and guidelines; National algorithms and guidelines for the management of neonates with confirmed/suspected COVID-19 infection; National algorithms and guidelines for the management of children with confirmed/suspected COVID-19 infection
  • National Maternal-neonatal COVID-19 surveillance. Sponsor: NDOH.
  • A Pilot Study of Placental Histology and Doppler Ultrasound of the Umbilical Artery in Women with Severe COVID-19 Disease in Pregnancy (UP Ethics Nr 416/2020)
  • Maternal and perinatal outcomes of the novel coronavirus in pregnancy. South African collaborative multisite research project. Principal Investigators: Vannevel V (UP), Budhram S (UKZN), Yates L (UKZN), Maswime S (UCT). Project supported by SAMRC. (UP Ethics Nr 255/2020).
  • Prevalence and pregnancy outcome of women admitted for delivery during the SARS CoV-2 pandemic in a tertiary hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. PI: Soma-Pillay P.
  • CLEVER Maternity care in the Tshwane District:  1) Maternity health care workers well-being and practice in the time of COVID-19. 2) Women’s experience of childbirth and breastfeeding in the time of COVID-19. UP Ethics Nr 787/2018. PIs: Oosthuizen, Bergh, Feucht
  • The impact and outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and child health in the Tshwane District, South Africa. Collaborative research project. PI: Feucht UD.
  • SA COVID KIDS study: SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Hospitalised South African Children: A multi-centre collaborative study to develop a COVID-19 Paediatric Registry. South African collaborative multisite research project. PI: Goga A (UP/MRC). Collaborator.
  • Determinants of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in South Africa (the project is part of the Covid19 Health Genomics - South Africa (CoHG-SA) project being conducted under the auspices of the Southern African Human Genome Programme (SAHGP). South African collaborative multisite research project. PIs: Pepper M (UP), Webb K (UCT). Collaborator.
  • Nachega JB, Sam-Agudu NA, Budhram S, Taha TE, Vannevel V, Somapillay P, Ishoso DK, Pipo MT, Nswe CB, Ditekemena J, Ayele BT. Perspective piece effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy on maternal and neonatal outcomes in Africa: An AFREhealth call for evidence through multicountry research collaboration. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2021 Feb 1;104(2). 
  • Ahmed, T., Rahman, A.E., Amole, T.G. et al. The effect of COVID-19 on maternal newborn and child health (MNCH) services in Bangladesh, Nigeria and South Africa: call for a contextualised pandemic response in LMICs. Int J Equity Health 20, 77 (2021).
  • Goga A, Feucht U, Pillay S, Reubenson G, Jeena P, Madhi S, Mayet NT, Velaphi S, McKerrow N, Mathivha LR, Makubalo N. Parental access to hospitalised children during infectious disease pandemics such as COVID-19. South African Medical Journal. 2021 Feb 1;111(2):100-5.
  • Soma-Pillay P, Moodley J, Pattinson RC, Fawcus S, Gebhardt S, Niit R. The effect of the first wave of Covid-19 on use of maternal and reproductive health services and maternal deaths in South Africa. In Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 2020 Dec 1 (Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 38-46). In House Publications. 
  • Moran N, Gebhardt S, Wise A, Hlongwane T. COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Update on the Disease and its Management. In Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 2020 Jul 1 (Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 7-11). In House Publications.
  • Adam S, Soma-Pillay P, Maswime S, Matjila M, Chauke L, Botha MH, Pattinson R. Judicious use of personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in maternity units. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2020 Oct 1;26(1):2-3. (EDITORIAL) 
  • Rossouw*  TM, Boswell MT, Nienaber A, Moodley K.  Comorbidity in context: Medical considerations around HIV and TB during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa (Part I). S Afr Med J. Published online 15 June 2020.
  • Rossouw*  TM, Nienaber A, Boswell MT, Moodley K. Comorbidity in context: Ethico-legal considerations around HIV and TB during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa (Part II). S Afr Med J. Published online 15 June 2020.
  • Ongole J, Rossouw*  T, Fourie B, Stoltz A, Hugo J, Marcus T. MDRTB in South Africa – Sustaining Primary Healthcare Essentials in the COVID-19 Pandemic. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 15 April 2020.
  • Moodley K, Allwood B, Rossouw*  TM. Consent for critical care research after death from COVID-19: arguments for a waiver. S Afr Med J. Published online 26 May 2020. 

For more information, please visit the SAMRC COVID-19 website.

- Author Cathy Bezuidenhout
Published by Johan Pretorius

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