Grace Kansayisa

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BACKGROUND Validated, community-based surveillance methods to monitor epidemiologic progress in surgery have not yet been employed for surgical capacity building. The goal of this study was to create and assess the validity of a community-based questionnaire collecting data on untreated surgically correctable disease throughout Burera District, Rwanda, to(More)
BACKGROUND In low-income and middle-income countries, surgical epidemiology is largely undefined at the population level, with operative logs and hospital records serving as a proxy. This study assesses the distribution of surgical conditions that contribute the largest burden of surgical disease in Burera District, in northern Rwanda. We hypothesise that(More)
BACKGROUND There is a large, unmet need for acute and chronic wound care worldwide. Application of proven therapies such as negative-pressure wound therapy in resource-constrained settings is limited by cost and lack of electrical supply. To provide an alternative to existing electrically powered negative-pressure wound therapy systems, a bellows-powered(More)
Importance In low- and middle-income countries, community-level surgical epidemiology is largely undefined. Accurate community-level surgical epidemiology is necessary for surgical health systems planning. Objective To determine the prevalence of surgical conditions in Burera District, Northern Province, Rwanda. Design, Setting, and Participants A(More)
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