• Antimicrobial-Resistant Infections Among Postpartum Women at a Ugandan Referral Hospital

      Bebell, LM; Ngonzi, J; Bazira, J; Fajardo, Y; Boatin, AA; Siedner, MJ; Bassett, IV; Nyehangane, D; Nanjebe, D; Jacquemyn, Y; van Geertruyden, JP; Mwanga-Amumpaire, J; Bangsberg, DR; Riley, LE; Boum, Y (Public Library of Science, 2017-04-13)
      Puerperal sepsis causes 10% of maternal deaths in Africa, but prospective studies on incidence, microbiology and antimicrobial resistance are lacking.
    • Cesarean section rates and indications in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country study from Medecins sans Frontieres.

      Chu, K; Cortier, H; Maldonado, F; Mashant, T; Ford, N; Trelles, M; Médecins sans Frontières, Johannesburg, South Africa. kathryn.chu@joburg.msf.org (2012)
      The World Health Organization considers Cesarean section rates of 5-15% to be the optimal range for targeted provision of this life saving intervention. However, access to safe Cesarean section in resource-limited settings is much lower, estimated at 1-2% reported in sub-Saharan Africa. This study reports Cesarean sections rates and indications in Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Sierra Leone, and describe the main parameters associated with maternal and early neonatal mortality.
    • Cholera in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Fetal, Neonatal, and Maternal Mortality

      Tran, N-T; Taylor, R; Antierens, A; Staderini, N (Public Library of Science, 2015-07-15)
      Maternal infection with cholera may negatively affect pregnancy outcomes. The objective of this research is to systematically review the literature and determine the risk of fetal, neonatal and maternal death associated with cholera during pregnancy.
    • One Size Fits All? Standardised Provision of Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo

      Loko Roka, J; Van den Bergh, R; Au, S; De Plecker, E; Zachariah, R; Manzi, M; Lambert, V; Abi-Aad, E; Nanan-N'Zeth, K; Nzuya, S; Omba, B; Shako, C; MuishaBaroki, D; Basimuoneye, J P; Moke, D A; Lampaert, E; Masangu, L; De Weggheleire, A (Public Library of Science, 2014-10-20)
      Outcomes of sexual violence care programmes may vary according to the profile of survivors, type of violence suffered, and local context. Analysis of existing sexual violence care services could lead to their better adaptation to the local contexts. We therefore set out to compare the Médecins Sans Frontières sexual violence programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a zone of conflict (Masisi, North Kivu) and post-conflict (Niangara, Haut-Uélé).