Joseph RA Fitchett

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BACKGROUND The latest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa overwhelmed the affected countries, with the impact on health extending far beyond Ebola-related deaths that have exceeded 11 000. The need to promptly mobilise resources to control emerging infections is widely recognized. Yet, data on research funding for emerging infections remains inadequately(More)
JRSM Open is an online-only, peer-reviewed, open access companion journal to JRSM. JRSM Open was launched in June 2010 and is rapidly developing into a leading international online resource of clinical papers, reviews and case reports on all aspects of improving patient care. As with other open access journals, authors are required to pay a small fee for(More)
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA; Department of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool, UK; Department of Clinical Sciences, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK; Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi; Department of Clinical Research,(More)
Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients. The cornerstones in the management of complicated IAIs are timely effective source control with appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Empiric antimicrobial therapy is important in the management of(More)
OBJECTIVES Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a major cause of morbidity in Nepal, particularly affecting women in the rural communities. Women with POP in Nepal may suffer from symptoms for decades. At present, the Government of Nepal advocates surgical intervention but access to surgical care is inadequate. This report evaluated the feasibility of a(More)
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