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Is coronavirus a disease of the blood vessels?

Posted on Friday, 3 July 2020 18:00

As we learn more about coronavirus, it is becoming clear that it affects more than just the lungs. Phoebe Kitscha explores how and why Covid-19 affects the whole circulatory system, and the research that is trying to tackle it.

Read the full article in the BHF Heart Matters magazine


Breakthrough Drug for Covid-19 May Be Risky for Mild Cases

Posted on Friday, 26 June 2020 19:44

That study about dexamethasone has arrived with a big asterisk: While it appears to help severely ill patients, it harms others.

Read more in the New York Times article here.

How to Provide Respiratory Support for COVID-19 Patients

Posted on Friday, 26 June 2020 09:07

Information pertaining to a proposed contract to manage state patients in private facilities

Posted on Monday, 22 June 2020 13:54

Information pertaining to a proposed contract to manage state patients in private facilities (specifically Mediclinic and Western Cape in this case).


Please refer to attachments.


Independent Healthcare Provider Clincian SLA Final.pdf 2.0M 22 Jun 20 13:54
Invitation to Clinicians to join the COVID-19 Western Cape DoH Network.pdf 342.2K 22 Jun 20 13:54

Dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa

Posted on Monday, 22 June 2020 13:29

Join Howard Feldman, Head of Synthesis Marketing & People, author and radio show and Dr. Anton Meyberg, physician and pulmonologist for this weeks Sunday podcast as they chat about the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases. Staying updated and safe is the best gift this Father’s Day.


Is there a stigma being Covid-19 positive?

Posted on Monday, 15 June 2020 09:17

Join Howard Feldman, Head of Synthesis Marketing & People, author and radio show and Dr. Anton Meyberg, physician and pulmonologist for this weeks Sunday podcast as they chat about issues surrounding stigmas to being Covid-19 positive.



Covid 19 a vascular and not a respiratory disease

Posted on Thursday, 11 June 2020 10:01

This video explains why Covid 19 is a vascular and not a respiratory disease and suggests a treatment protocol that works. In essence Covid 19 effects a vulnerable endothelium which leads to hyper-coagulability and impaired fibrinolysis. Management of the hyper-coagulable state by TEG and PFA is imperative. These are the findings of Stellenbosch based physician Dr Jaco Laubscher and anaesthetist Dr Johan Lourens.


Notice: The treatment methodology and approach conveyed in this article constitutes intellectual property and all intellectual property of whatever nature arising therefrom or associated therewith vests in the authors. This protocol is the author's opinion and clinicians using this protocol are using this protocol at their own discretion and the authors do not accept any risk on their behalf.

Dr Farai Dube, one of our members in Johannesburg, on recovering from Covid-19

Posted on Monday, 1 June 2020 15:14

Check out these Facebook contributions by Dr Dube


https://www.facebook.com/drfaraidube/videos/582435899055971/?t=0 on his recovery

https://www.facebook.com/drfaraidube/videos/252649012492087/?t=4 on Covid survival tips

https://www.facebook.com/drfaraidube/videos/3229967657067839/?t=60 on the importance of exercising

Clinical management of suspected or confirmed COVID 19 disease

Posted on Monday, 25 May 2020 10:42

The clinical spectrum of COVID-19 ranges from an asymptomatic or mild flulike illness to a sever pneumonia requiring critical care. These guidelines describe the clinical management of COVID-19 disease, including clinical care in and outside of health care facilities, and are intended for both public and private sectors.

This version of the National Department of Health guidelines (Deptartment of Health (4) 18 May 2020.) provides updated and additional information on the diagnosis and management of COVID-19 patients, as well as management of specific groups, such as management of patients living with HIV, children and pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Please refer to the attachment and check the Department of Health website. 



Clinical management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 - 20 May 2020_V4.pdf 2.2M 25 May 20 10:42

The 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA73)

Posted on Monday, 18 May 2020 10:40

will open on Monday 18 May 2020 and take place virtually, using video conference technology, and focus exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic and those items considered essential for governance business continuity. Member States will then reconvene later in autumn 2020 to address the other agenda items as adopted by the Executive Board. 

There is currently a single draft Resolution on COVID-19 up for discussion at this year’s WHA. The initial draft was first proposed by the European Union, and it is the World Heart Federation's (WHF)understanding that one of its main drivers is to ensure that any population-wide vaccination against COVID-19 be secured as global public good for health. Following extensive outreach to and engagement with Member States, together with WHF partners in the NCD Alliance, the Union for International Cancer Control and other civil society organizations, WHF has helped ensure that NCDs and pre-existing conditions like CVD are prominently featured in the discourse around the global COVID-19 response. WHF will be making an official statement in response to the Resolution in partnership with the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health

We encourage you to join us in watching the live webcast of WHA73, available on the official website of the WHO at 12:00 CET on 18 May 2020. 

(Extract from WHF newsletter)

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