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Tracking perioperative mortality and maternal mortality: challenges and opportunities

Access to surgery remains inequitable worldwide, with 5 billion people lacking safe and affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed.1 The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was convened in 2013 to assess the state of surgery around the world, provide recommendations for improving access, and propose indicators for assessing national surgical systems. A key safety indicator is the perioperative mortality rate (POMR). This is defined by the Commission as the number of all-cause deaths before discharge in patients who have undergone a procedure in an operating theatre, divided by the total number of procedures, and presented as a percentage.

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Breaking Narrative Ground: Innovative Methods for Rigorously Eliciting and Assessing Patient…

Objective To design a methodology for rigorously eliciting narratives about patients’ experiences with clinical care that is potentially useful for public reporting and quality improvement.

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Large Price Premiums for Unprotected Sex Among Female Sex Workers in Kenya: A Potential…

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Timing of Linkage to Care After HIV Diagnosis and Time to Viral Suppression

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Strengthening individual capacity in monitoring and evaluation of malaria control programmes to…

Malaria control interventions in most endemic countries have intensified in recent years and so there is a need for a robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to measure progress and achievements.


Detection of Plasmodium using filter paper and nested PCR for patients with malaria in…

The objective of this study to detect Plasmodium and a subspecies of Plasmodium using filter paper in malaria endemic province, Sanliurfa, in Turkey, compare the results of nested PCR (nPCR) with microscopy for t…


Health in Flight: Medicine and Migration at the MSF Scientific Days

Rebecca Lockhart, PLOS Medicine Publications Assistant, reflects on Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Scientific Days 2016. At this year’s annual scientific conference held by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) the dominant theme was clear from the programme


Implementation and Operational Research: Evaluation of a Public-Sector, Provider-Initiated…

Background: Screening for serum cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) may identify those at risk for disseminated cryptococcal disease (DCD), and preemptive fluconazole treatment may prevent progression to DCD.


Establishing a faith-based organisation nursing school within a national primary health care…

Background: In 2007, the Tanzanian government called for improvements in its primary health care services.


Exploring the relationship between population mobility and HIV risk: Evidence from Tanzania

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Global healthcare use by immigrants in Spain according to morbidity burden, area of origin, and…

The healthcare of immigrants is an important aspect of equity of care provision.


Encouraging impact following 2.5 years of reinforced malaria control interventions in a…

Malaria is one of the principal causes of morbidity and mortality in the Republic of Guinea, particularly in the highly endemic regions.


Correction: Spread of the Invasive Mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and…

by Muhammet M. Akiner, Berna Demirci, Giorgi Babuadze, Vincent Robert, Francis Schaffner


Correction: Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Triggered by Galvanic Vestibular…

by Júlia Fonseca de Morais Caporali, Denise Utsch Gonçalves, Ludimila Labanca, Leonardo Dornas de Oliveira, Guilherme Vaz de Melo Trindade, Thiago de Almeida Pereira, Pedro Henrique Diniz Cunha, Marina Santos Falci Mourão, José Roberto Lambertucci


Molecular Epidemiology and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Vibrio cholera …

by Daniel Eibach, Silvia Herrera-León, Horacio Gil, Benedikt Hogan, Lutz Ehlkes, Michael Adjabeng, Benno Kreuels, Michael Nagel, David Opare, Julius N Fobil, Jürgen May Background Ghana is affected by regular cholera epidemics and an annual average of 3,066 cases since 2000. In 2014, Ghana experienced one of its largest cholera outbreaks within a decade with more than 20,000 notified infections. In order to attribute this rise in cases to a newly emerging strain or to multiple simultaneous outbreaks involving multi-clonal strains, outbreak isolates were characterized, subtyped and compared to previous epidemics in 2011 and 2012.


Diagnostic Accuracy of the Point-of-Care Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load Assay in a South African HIV…

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Presence of Minority Resistant Variants After Failure of a Tenofovir, Emtricitabine, and…

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