Spotlight on November's International Health

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Friday, 18 November 2016

This month, International Health focuses on the importance of collaboration and innovation in rural surgery with an Editorial from Roy et al.

This issue also sees two Open Access papers from Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) discussing how trauma care packages in conflict settings could be adapted in low-resource settings. The first is the Edtior's Choice paper from Gohy et al on the early physical and functional rehabilitation of trauma patients in the Médecins Sans Frontières trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan: luxury or necessity? and the second paper is from Valles et al on emergency department care for trauma patients in settings of active conflict versus urban violence: all of the same calibre? Running alongside these two papers is a commissioned commentary from Hardcastle and David which discusses further these papers and explores how experiences from conflict zones can improve trauma care and outcomes.

What else is in this issue?

The November issue has a review paper from Tennyson et al discussing the challenges and strategies for implementing mental health measurement for research in low-resource settings and a second commissioned commentary, this time from Campbell and Ladhani looking at the Group W meningococcal disease outbreak response and control in England and the importance of surveillance. We also have five further original research papers, including an Open Access paper from Gyapong et al on the changes in the availability and affordability of subsidised artemisinin combination therapy in the private drug retail sector in rural Ghana before and after the introduction of the AMFm subsidy.

Read the full issue here.

A thank you to our our Authors and Reviewers of 2016

As it is the last issue of the year, we take the opportunity to thank all our Authors and Reviewers who have contributed reviews and papers to International Health in 2016 and for their continuing hard work and support. We look forward to working with you again in 2017!

A call for papers

International Health would like to publish further papers looking at the challenges and innovations in surgery in low-income settings.

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