Increasing access to surgical services in sub-saharan Africa: priorities for national and international agencies recommended by the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group.

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
PLoS Medicine (Impact Factor: 15.25). 12/2009; 6(12):e1000200. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000200
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ABSTRACT In this Policy Forum, the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group, which was formed to advocate for increased access to surgery in Africa, recommends four priority areas for national and international agencies to target in order to address the surgical burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

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