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COVID-19: Public Health Resources
 


New Zealand

New Zealand Registry of COVID-19 in pregnancy - Liggins Institute

The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has made live the New Zealand Registry of COVID-19 in Pregnancy following national ethics approval (HDEC 20/NTB/81) to include all cases of COVID-19 infection since the first New Zealand case. The Liggins Institute advise they are aware that retrospective notification will be required of some cases. DHBs have been notified.

Lead Maternity Carers, including midwives and obstetricians, hospital clinical staff, and General  Practitioners are asked to notify the Registry of any cases of Covid-19 in pregnancy via email.

The principal investigators are Associate Professor Katie Groom, Dr Lynn Sadler, Associate Professor Nicola Austin and Dr Kasey Tawhara. Further information can be found on the Registry website and by emailing [email protected]

The COVID-19 Infection in Pregnancy in New Zealand Registry Information Sheet for Health Professionals

The COVID-19 Infection in Pregnancy in New Zealand Registry Information Sheet

Global Health
 
RANZCOG hosted a COVID-19 and O&G webinar series for the Pacific O&G workforce, including O&G specialists, trainees, midwives, and others working in women’s health in the Pacific. Three webinars were hosted with the support of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health and the Pacific Community (SPC). Webinar recordings are available online. Webinar details are as follows:
 
  • Webinar 1, held on 26 May, presentations from:
    • Dr Rebecca Mitchell of the RANZCOG Global Health Committee, An introduction to COVID-19 in pregnancy for resource-limited environments
    • Professor Glen Mola of University of Papua New Guinea, Maintaining best outcomes as possible in the time of the COVID pandemic in PICs
    • Catherine Breen Kamkong and Pulane Tlebere of UNFPA Asia-Pacific and UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office respectively, Safeguarding access to sexual and reproductive health services in the face of COVID pandemic
 
  • Webinar 2, held on 10 June, presentations from:
    • Professor Caroline Homer and Rachel Smith of the Burnet Institute, Maternity care and COVID-19: Practical considerations
    • Assistant Professor Amanda Noovao-Hill of Fiji National University, Anticipating COVID-19: The Fiji Experience
 
  • Webinar 3, held on 24 June, presentations from:
    • Dr Sybil Bravo of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, COVID-19 in Pregnancy: The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Experience
    • Dr Fatima Shajahan and Shimu Akhter of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Intrapartum care and COVID-19: The Bangladesh Experience
 
Individual presentations available on request from [email protected].
 


 

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is the lead body for women’s health in Australia and New Zealand and carries the responsibility for advice, dissemination of information and support of our members, our patients and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The College respects the role of government, health departments and health administrators in coordinating a national response. Our public statements are made following consultation with officials, and medical experts, and with the understanding that the impacts of the pandemic are evolving, multifactorial and that action in one area will have intended, and unintended, effects on other areas.

RANZCOG will continue to provide information and advice that is the best available, to our knowledge. Given the recency of Covid-19 and the paucity of data, particularly in pregnancy, the accuracy of any advice may be rapidly superseded. We will endeavour to regularly update our communication as new information becomes available. Furthermore, RANZCOG will not comment on areas beyond our remit.

RANZCOG commentary on COVID-19 should be considered advisory, and not proscriptive, and all health workers, and the general public, should heed the advice of government and health authorities.
 


 

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