DNDi short film about new treatment for sleeping sickness awarded Grand Prix at inaugural WHO film festivalby The Editorial Team
Rheumatology care of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa: a literature review and qualitative pilot study of patients' perspectives.by Zoe Rutter-Locher
An introduction to the Orthopaedic Research Unit at University of Cape Town.
Coalition launched to accelerate research on the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countriesby The Editorial Team
Applications open for the Oxford Global Surgery Course 14-18 September 2020! Working towards access to safe surgical, anaesthesia and obstetrics care.
'Surgery is often carried out amongst children with conditions thataffect their legs. However, in many of these conditions it is not knownwhich treatment works best. We reached out to everybody involved in caring for children with orthopaedic problems affecting their legs (from hips to toes), includingchildren, parents, carers, charity workers, and all the professional groups.We asked all for their views on identifying the most importantunanswered questions.'
This new study aimed to establish consensus on the most important barriers, within a Three Delays framework, to accessing injury care in Low and Middle Income Countries that should be considered when evaluating a health system.
Experience of global musculoskeletal research: considering the whole child when treating a single impairment. A case study of clubfoot in older children.by Johanna Mostyn, Tracey Smythe
In Ethiopia, which is a large country with poor infra structure, children who present with neglected Clubfoot to Cure hospital in Addis Ababa must remain in the capital throughout the duration of their treatment. On average they stay on the rehab ward at Cure or at Alemachen (a convalescent home which accommodates up to 40 children) for a minimum of four months. Frequently they remain in Addis for six to eight months. As a physiotherapist, Jo’s concern is to fully utilise this time.
Do trauma courses change practice? A qualitative review of 20 courses in East, Central and Southern Africaby Grace Le
This article addresses the global burden of musculoskeletal trauma in particular in low and middle income countries.
Background: Disparities in the global availability of operating theatres, essential surgical equipment and surgically trained providers are profound. Although efforts are ongoing to increase surgical care and training, little is known about the surgical capacity in developing countries. The aim of this study was to create a baseline for surgical development planning at a national level.
Infectious Outcomes Assessment for Health System Strengthening in Low-Resource Settings: The Novel Use of a Trauma Registry in Rwandaby Global Musculoskeletal
Background: More than 90% of injury deaths occur in low-income countries where a shortage of personnel, infrastructure, and materials challenge health system strengthening efforts. Trauma registries developed regionally have been used previously for injury surveillance in resource-limited settings, but scant outcomes data exist.