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|Title: ||Increasing access to surgical services in Sub-Saharan Africa: priorities for national and international agencies recommended by the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group|
|Authors: ||Luboga, Sam|
Macfarlane, Sarah B.
Schreeb, Johan von
Kruk, Margaret E.
Cherian, Meena N.
Bossyns, Paul B. M.
|Keywords: ||Surgical Services|
Skilled birth attendants
|Issue Date: ||22-Dec-2009 |
|Publisher: ||PLoS Medicine|
|Citation: ||Luboga S., Macfarlane S.B., von Schreeb J., Kruk M.E., Cherian M.N., Bergstrom, S., Bossyns, P.B.M., Denerville, E., Dovlo, D., Galukande, M., Mocumbi, P., Ngueumachi, P. (2009). Increasing access to surgical services in Sub-Saharan Africa: priorities for national and international agencies recommended by the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group. PLoS Medicine 6(12)|
|Abstract: ||In sub-Saharan Africa, only 46% of
births are attended by skilled personnel,
compared to 96% in Europe (according
to data for the African Region of the
World Health Organization [WHO]
from 2000 to 2008 ). In 2005, slightly
over one quarter of a million women died
from complications of childbirth ;
most of these deaths could have been
avoided by providing women with access
to basic obstetric care and obstetric
surgical care. On average, across sub-
Saharan Africa, a population of 10,000 is
served by two doctors and 11 nursing and
midwifery personnel, compared to 32
and 79 respectively serving the same
number of people in Europe (WHO data
2000–2007 ). A child born in sub-
Saharan Africa in 2007 could expect to
live only 52 years, which is 22 years less
than its European counterpart|
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