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 October 2020

The full issue of Vol. 110 No. 10 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


General Medical Council report exposes unethical recruitment of doctors in the UK from low-resource countries PDF
J J Fagan, M F Bhutta
Guidance to the applicability of the Global Lung Initiative spirometry reference equations for South African populations PDF
R Masekela, C F N Koegelegenberg, D M Gray
Ivermectin for COVID-19: Promising but not yet conclusive PDF
R van Rensburg, E H Decloedt, H Reuter, A Parker, N Schrueder, S Lahri


The Scientists’ Collective 10-point proposal for equitable and timeous access to COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa PDF
G Gray, A van der Heever, S S Madhi, J McIntyre, B Kana, W Stevens, I Sanne, G Richards, F Abdullah, M Mendelson, A Dasoo, J Nel, A Wulfsohn, L Blumberg, F Venter


KN95 filtering facepiece respirators distributed in South Africa fail safety testing protocols PDF
L Mottay, J le Roux, R Perumal, A Esmail, L Timm, S Sivarasu, K Dheda
Effect of COVID-19 pandemic decisions on tertiary-level surgical services in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa PDF
D J Laäs, Z Farina, D G Bishop
The effect of lockdown on intentional and nonintentional injury during the COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Town, South Africa: A preliminary report PDF
P H Navsaria, A J Nicol, C D H Parry, R Matzopoulos, S Maqungo, R Gaudin
Child health services during a COVID-19 outbreak in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa PDF
C Jensen, N H McKerrow
Primary healthcare workers at risk during COVID-19: An analysis of infections in HIV service providers in five districts of South Africa PDF
K Rees, J L Dunlop, S Patel-Abrahams, H Struthers, J A McIntyre


The impact of obesity on the cellular and molecular pathophysiology of COVID-19 PDF
P Dhanraj, R Pitere, M S Pepper