Pediatric surgery in sub-Saharan Africa

@article{Bickler2001PediatricSI,
  title={Pediatric surgery in sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Stephen W. Bickler and J M Kyambi and Heinz Rode},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2001},
  volume={17},
  pages={442-447}
}
Pediatric surgery in sub-Saharan Africa is disadvantaged by the large number of sick children, disease patterns specific to the region, late presentation, and advanced pathology. In addition, it is practiced in an environment of limited resources and facilities and other health priorities. Obstacles to better pediatric-surgical care (PSC) include a general lack of interest in surgical conditions affecting African children, its poorly defined role, and a lack of political commitment by… CONTINUE READING
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