Management of covid-19: a practical guideline for maternal and newborn health care providers in Sub-Saharan Africa

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 May;35(9):1789-1795. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2020.1763948. Epub 2020 May 18.


COVID-19 is a pandemic that is currently ravaging the world. Infection rate is steadily increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa. Pregnant women and their infants may suffer severe illnesses due to their lower immunity. This guideline prepares and equips clinicians working in the maternal and newborn sections in the sub-region to manage COVID-19 during pregnancy and childbirth.

Keywords: COVID-19; Nigeria; labor; newborn; pregnant women.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Female
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Parturition
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant Women