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RANZCOG launches resource for COVID-19 and pregnancy in resource-limited environments

30 March 2020

RANZCOG has launched a resource dedicated for the O&G workforce in the Pacific to help them in the management and care of pregnant women with COVID-19.

Developed by a working party of the RANZCOG Global Health Committee, led by RANZCOG Fellow Dr Rebecca Mitchell, the resource, titled Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Pregnancy: A guide for resource-limited environments, provides guidance regarding COVID-19 in pregnancy. It is intended to complement, not replace, local and national guidelines.

Dr Mitchell said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is testing and putting pressure on workforce and health systems across the world, none more so than in low and middle-income countries.
 
“We hope this guidance can help our colleagues across the Pacific continue the dedicated care they provide to the women and their families in their communities.
 
“Specialised medical colleges like RANZCOG have a significant role to play in supporting our Pacific neighbours, and it is wonderful to see my college – and other colleges – producing such valuable resources.”
 
RANZCOG President Dr Vijay Roach said: “I congratulate Dr Mitchell, the RANZCOG Global Health Committee, and those clinicians from across the Asia Pacific region who generously provided input, including the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health.”
 
For more information and to download the resource, visit the RANZCOG website.



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