• Operative trauma in low-resource settings: The experience of Médecins Sans Frontières in environments of conflict, postconflict, and disaster

      Wong, Evan G; Dominguez, Lynette; Trelles, Miguel; Ayobi, Samir; Hazraty, Khalil Rahman; Kasonga, Cheride; Basimuoneye, Jean-Paul; Santiague, Lunick; Kamal, Mustafa; Rahmoun, Alaa; et al. (Elsevier - We regret that this article is behind a paywall., 2015-05)
      Conflicts and disasters remain prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, and injury remains a leading cause of death worldwide. The objective of this study was to describe the operative procedures performed for injury-related pathologies at facilities supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to guide the planning of future responses.
    • Surgery for Conditions of Infectious Etiology in Resource-Limited Countries Affected by Crisis: The Médecins Sans Frontières Operations Centre Brussels Experience

      Sharma, Davina; Hayman, Kate; Stewart, Barclay T; Dominguez, Lynette; Trelles, Miguel; Saqeb, Sanaulhaq; Kasonga, Cheride; Hangi, Theophile Kubuya; Mupenda, Jerome; Naseer, Aamer; et al. (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2015-07-31)
      Surgery for infection represents a substantial, although undefined, disease burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Médecins Sans Frontières-Operations Centre Brussels (MSF-OCB) provides surgical care in LMICs and collects data useful for describing operative epidemiology of surgical need otherwise unmet by national health services. This study aimed to describe the experience of MSF-OCB operations for infections in LMICs. By doing so, the results might aid effective resource allocation and preparation of future humanitarian staff.