COVID-19 Special Issue – Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine

On behalf of the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine (WJCM) Editorial Team, please see the Table of Contents for the Special Issue on COVID-19 below. Even though the data set of COVID-19 infection is growing worldwide, the WJCM has published this special issue on the impact of different aspects of COVID-19 infection in South Africa.

SAMA Guidance for managing ethical issues during the COVID-19 outbreak

Dear Colleagues, The SAMA Human Rights, Law and Ethics (HRLE) Committee has developed the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Guidance for Managing Ethical Issues. This is a detailed guideline, which highlights the duties and obligations of Doctors and provides ethical guidelines for Doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic. To our knowledge this is one of the first guidelines of […]

ASSA Statement on Covid-19

We are in uncharted territory as a South African surgical community. The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a global pandemic by the WHO and our South African President has appropriately responded by declaring a “national state of disaster” in order to activate national procedures.

Invitation to join CovidSurg – global collaboration focusing on COVID-19 in surgery

COVID-19 is a rapidly expanding global challenge, placing a huge burden on healthcare systems. There is no evidence to inform the management of surgical patients with COVID-19 infection. Capturing real-world data and sharing international experience will support the management of this complex group of patients, improving their clinical care.