Death rates exceeded emergency thresholds at 4 sites during epidemics of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Burundi (2000-2001) and in Ethiopia (2003-2004). Deaths likely from malaria ranged from 1,000 to 8,900, depending on site, and accounted for 52% to 78% of total deaths. Earlier detection of malaria and better case management are needed.
describes the elaborately staged and mournful funeral rites at Africans' burials. West Africans, he wrote, " believed that their ancestors would protect them from the other world; hence it was essential to honor the dead in the best way possible " (Sloane , –). Now in The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery Vincent Brown… (More)
This is the first in a series of articles on conducting research during complex humanitarian emergencies. T he United Nations (UN) defines a complex humanitarian emergency (CHE) as " a humanitarian crisis in a country, region, or society where there is total or considerable breakdown of authority resulting from internal or external conflict and which… (More)
OBJECTIVE In low- and middle-income countries, bloodstream infections are an important cause of mortality in patients with burns. Increasingly implicated in burn-associated infections are highly drug-resistant pathogens with limited treatment options. We describe the epidemiology of bloodstream infections in patients with burns in a humanitarian surgery… (More)
ABOARD THE HUDIBRAS IN 1786, in the course of a harrowing journey from Africa to America, a popular woman died in slavery. Although she was " universally esteemed " among her fellow captives as an " oracle of literature, " an " orator, " and a " song-stress, " she is anonymous to historians because the sailor on the slave ship who described her death, the… (More)