SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnant Women and Their Newborns.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa)
There remain a number of uncertainties globally about the risks posed to women who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy. Furthermore, our understanding of the spread of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa is limited, owing to low testing rates in many parts of the continent. PeriCOVID Africa, in conjunction with the WHO/HRP Alliance, plans to address these knowledge gaps by harnessing research infrastructures in place in five sub-Saharan African countries in order to screen more than 50,000 pregnant women and their infants for SARS-CoV-2, while monitoring pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. We anticipate that the results of this study will provide much needed information about the risks that SARS-CoV-2 poses to pregnant women and their babies, as well as establishing potential routes of mother-to-child transmission.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Annals of Global Health
Magee, P. A.,
Dadelszen, P. v.,
Doare, D. L.
(2020). SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnant Women and Their Newborns.. Annals of Global Health, 86(1).
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/eastafrica_fhs_mc_obstet_gynaecol/603