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Call For Late-Breaker Abstracts

Health sector responses to COVID-19 in South Africa – The second and third waves
Deadline: Monday, 26 July 2021

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

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:
  • 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 using the official SAHR abstract template.
  • The abstract may not exceed 300 words.
  • Guidelines for authors are accessible here 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


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