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Health Services for Gender-Based Violence: Médecins Sans Frontières Experience Caring for Survivors in Urban Papua New GuineaLokuge, K; Verputten, M; Ajakali, M; Tolboom, B; Joshy, G; Thurber, K A; Plana, D; Howes, S; Wakon, A; Banks, E (Public Library of Science, 2016-06-10)Levels of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are high; health services for survivors are limited. Evidence from the few existing health services for survivors can inform improvements in care in this and similar settings.
Inpatient Signs and Symptoms and Factors Associated with Death in Children Aged 5 Years and Younger Admitted to Two Ebola Management Centres in Sierra Leone, 2014: a Retrospective Cohort StudyShah, T; Greig, J; van der Plas, LM; Achar, J; Caleo, G; Squire, JS; Turay, AS; Joshy, G; D'Este, C; Banks, E; et al. (Elsevier, 2016-07-01)Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened Ebola management centres (EMCs) in Sierra Leone in Kailahun in June, 2014, and Bo in September, 2014. Case fatality in the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic has been highest in children younger than 5 years. Clinical data on outcomes can provide important evidence to guide future management. However, such data on children are scarce and disaggregated clinical data across all ages in this epidemic have focussed on symptoms reported on arrival at treatment facilities, rather than symptoms and signs observed during admission. We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of children aged 5 years and younger admitted to the MSF EMCs in Bo and Kailahun, and any associations between these characteristics and mortality.