The Executive Committee of the Association of Surgeons of South Africa (ASSA), as a proxy of its membership, gives credence to reports of the current healthcare crisis in the Eastern Cape. Multiple valid concerns have been raised by the frontline essential workers. The situation is dire, as surgeons report attempting to save lives in filthy and inhumane conditions.
We would like to share the latest newsletter from the Program of Global Surgery and Social Change in which they discuss the transition to remote working, updates from the field (specifically India), the UGHE-PGSSC Partnership as well as updates from the Western Pacific Regional office. You can view the newsletter here.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of our friend and colleague, Dr Timothy Thulo. Dr. Thulo will be missed by all.
ASSA Mthatha Outreach Programme Report is now available for you to download.
Steve Biko Academic Hospital is advertising a vacancy for the position of Directorate: Surgery – Plastic Surgery Division.
There are vacancies for the following positions at Shelly Beach Hospital, Kwazulu-Natal.