Kirsten Randall

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Billions of people worldwide lack access to safe affordable surgery. Surgical missions and non-governmental organisations (NGO) are vital in meeting this need, but long-term outcomes are rarely reported. Mercy Ships is a surgical NGO, and we aimed to measure disability-free survival, impact and patient satisfaction in Madagascar after a 7-month mission. We(More)
Access to affordable and timely surgery is not equitable around the world. Five billion people lack access, and while non-governmental organizations (NGOs) help to meet this need, long-term surgical outcomes, social impact or patient experience is rarely reported. In 2016, Mercy Ships, a surgical NGO, undertook an evaluation of patients who had received(More)
This report presents results from the third and final trial of a three–year study by the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES) investigating the use of Alaska–grown whole–seed canola in dairy cattle diets. In the Year 1 trial, diets containing 2, 4, and 6 pounds canola per cow per day were compared to a standard diet containing no canola.(More)
Over two-thirds of the world's population lack access to surgical care. Non-governmental organisation's providing free surgeries may overcome financial barriers, but other barriers to care still exist. This analysis paper discusses two different case-finding strategies in Madagascar that aimed to increase the proportion of poor patients, women and those for(More)
Shrime MG, et al. BMJ Glob Health 2017;2:e000434. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000434 AbstrAct background 81 million people face impoverishment from surgical costs every year. The majority of this impoverishment is attributable to the non-medical costs of care—for transportation, for food and for lodging. Of these, transportation is the largest, but because it is(More)
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