South African Medical Journal

The South African Medical Journal (SAMJ) - first published in 1884 - is a monthly, peer reviewed, general medical journal publishing leading research impacting clinical care in Africa. The journal now incorporates continuing medical education (CME).



SAMJ July 2020

The full issue of Vol. 110 No. 7 is available for viewing and download under 'Issues'  
Posted: 2020-07-08
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Online First: COVID-19 in South Africa

Table of Contents


The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa guidelines on the allocation of scarce critical care resources during the COVID-19 public health emergency in South Africa PDF
Evolution of the SAMPLAR box: A multipurpose tool to facilitate limited re-use of personal protective equipment in low- and middle-income countries PDF
S Irusen, R M Bandini, K H Myezo, J A Geel
COVID-19 in South Africa: An occupational disease PDF
R George, A George
Desperate times call for desperate measures: Adapting antiretroviral service delivery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemi PDF
F C Mukumbang, E Kriel, B van Wyk, J A Kruger
Preventing intrahospital transmission of COVID-19: Experience from the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland PDF
S K Rampini, A Wolfensberger, H Sax, F Thienemann
COVID-19: UCT-Africa Virtual ENT transcends academic silos through videoconferencing academic meetings and ward rounds PDF
N Goncalves, T F Din, J J Fagan


COVID-19 and the school response: Looking back to learn what we can do better PDF
N Siegfried, C Mathews
COVID-19 lockdowns in low- and middle-income countries: Success against COVID-19 at the price of greater costs PDF
S A Madhi, G E Gray, N Ismail, A Izu, M Mendelson, N Cassim, W Stevens, F Venter
Prioritising action on diabetes during COVID-19 PDF
A Erzse, H Fraser, N Levitt, K Hofman
The COVID-19 crisis in South Africa: Protecting the vulnerable PDF
L Blumberg, W Jassat, M Mendelson, C Cohen

In Practice

The use of disinfection tunnels or disinfectant spraying of humans as a measure to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus PDF
C L Gray, A van Niekerk


Diabetes mellitus and COVID-19: A review and management guidance for South Africa PDF
A Coetzee, JJ Taljaard, SS Hugo, M Conradie, M Conradie-Smit, JA Dave