Effects of a refugee-assistance programme on host population in Guinea as measured by obstetric interventions

@article{Damme1998EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a refugee-assistance programme on host population in Guinea as measured by obstetric interventions},
  author={W. V. Damme and V. Brouwere and M. Boelaert and W. V. Lerberghe},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={351},
  pages={1609-1613}
}
BACKGROUND Since 1990, 500000 people have fled from Liberia and Sierra Leone to Guinea, west Africa, where the government allowed them to settle freely, and provided medical assistance. We assessed whether the host population gained better access to hospital care during 1988-96. METHODS In Guéckédou prefecture, we used data on major obstetric interventions performed in the district hospital between January, 1988, and August, 1996, and estimated the expected number of births to calculate the… Expand
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