Prof Greta Dreyer handed over the Presidency to Dr Haynes Van Der Merwe who will take over as President of SASOG for the period 2021 to 2023.
We would like express our heartfelt gratitude to all our health professionals - our physicians, nurses, emergency responders, pharmacists, lab technicians, allied health professionals, and administrative staff. During this crisis they have selflessly risked their own health caring for COVID patients, while also continuing to care for patients who have other medical conditions. THANK YOU
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Although pregnant women are at no greater risk of being infected by SARS-CoV-2, the woman and her infant are more likely to develop complications from COVID-19. Pregnant and lactating women were excluded from initial COVID-19 vaccine trials; thus, data to guide vaccine decision-making are lacking. Clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy are now underway, and further trials are planned. The Vaccine Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) is continuously reviewing vaccine safety in pregnancy for all vaccines included in, or considered for inclusion, in the national vaccine rollout.
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of our colleague, Dr Manuel Giesteira, on 23 March after a short illness.