Coronavirus (1340) South African Health Review: Call for LATE-BREAKER Abstracts: Health sector responses to COVID-19 in SA – the second and third waves; Deadline: 26 July 2021

22 July, 2021

Please see the call for late-breaker abstracts for the special COVID-19 edition of the South African Health Review (SAHR)

https://www.hst.org.za/publications/Pages/SouthAfricanHealthReview.aspx below and attached [*see note below], and share with relevant colleagues and contacts.

CALL FOR LATE-BREAKER ABSTRACTS: HEALTH SECTOR RESPONSES TO COVID-19 IN SA – THE SECOND AND THIRD WAVES<https://www.hst.org.za/media/Pages/Call-For-Late-Breaker-Abstracts.aspx>

DEADLINE: Monday, 26 July 2021

HEALTH SECTOR RESPONSES TO COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA – THE SECOND AND THIRD WAVES

The editors of the 2021 edition of the South African Health Review (SAHR) recognise that there are ongoing developments with respect to South Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are however significant challenges in particular areas of the health systems response that still confront us, coupled with some emerging opportunities and forward thinking lessons for intervention.

To ensure the special COVID-19 themed 2021 SAHR adequately covers contemporary issues, we are inviting further abstract submissions that cover research, perspectives and case studies on<https://www.hst.org.za/media/Pages/Call-For-Late-Breaker-Abstracts.aspx>:

• COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research

• South Africa’s Vaccine Rollout Strategy

• Sector specific impacts (eg. health, education, social development) and corresponding responses to the three waves of SARS-Cov-2 infections

• Emerging lessons for the future management of further waves of COVID-19 and the prevention of pandemics and other public health emergencies.

All abstracts and chapters will be fast-tracked immediately upon submission.

Please take note of the following:

§ Abstracts should be submitted to sahr@hst.org.zausing the official SAHR abstract template https://www.hst.org.za/publications/SAHR%20Calls%20for%20Abstracts/SAHR%...

§ The abstract may not exceed 300 words.

§ Guidelines for authors are accessible here https://www.hst.org.za/publications/SAHR%20Calls%20for%20Abstracts/SAHR%... and strict adherence to these guidelines is essential.

§ Submission of an abstract for the SAHR does not guarantee acceptance. All abstracts will undergo a systematic assessment process conducted by the SAHR Editorial Advisory Committee.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by: Monday, 2 August 2021

Submission deadline for draft manuscripts: Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Deadline for abstract submissions: Monday, 26 July 2021

HIFA profile: Emma-Louise Mackie is a South African Health Review Coordinator for Health Systems Trust in South Africa. Professional interests: Health systems, health policy and implementation, public health, universal health coverage, national health insurance, equitable healthcare. Email address: sahr AT hst.org.za

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): HIFA does not carry attachments but I think all the information can be obtained at the URLs above]