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Scaling up Safe Surgery for District and Rural Populations in Africa


Research Ethics approvals from relevant partner committees

Documentation will be prepared and submitted to relevant country research ethics committees for ethics clearance. All requirements will be met and ethics certificates will be obtained and kept in a central repository.

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Non-physician clinicians in rural Africa: lessons from the Medical Licentiate programme in Zambia

Author(s): Jakub Gajewski, Carol Mweemba, Mweene Cheelo, Tracey McCauley, John Kachimba, Eric Borgstein, Leon Bijlmakers, Ruairi Brugha
Published in: Human Resources for Health, Issue 15/1, 2017, ISSN 1478-4491
DOI: 10.1186/s12960-017-0233-0

Surgical Capacity at District Hospitals in Zambia: From 2012 to 2016

Author(s): Mweene Cheelo, Ruairi Brugha, Leon Bijlmakers, John Kachimba, Tracey McCauley, Jakub Gajewski
Published in: World Journal of Surgery, Issue 42/11, 2018, Page(s) 3508-3513, ISSN 0364-2313
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-018-4678-7

Quality of Surgery in Malawi: Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcomes After Hernia Surgery Between District and Central Hospitals

Author(s): Jakub Gajewski, Ronan Conroy, Leon Bijlmakers, Gerald Mwapasa, Tracey McCauley, Eric Borgstein, Ruairi Brugha
Published in: World Journal of Surgery, Issue 42/6, 2018, Page(s) 1610-1616, ISSN 0364-2313
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-017-4385-9

‘I think we are going to leave these cases’. Obstacles to surgery in rural Malawi: a qualitative study of provider perspectives

Author(s): J. Gajewski, L. Bijlmakers, G. Mwapasa, E. Borgstein, C. Pittalis, R. Brugha
Published in: Tropical Medicine & International Health, Issue 23/10, 2018, Page(s) 1141-1147, ISSN 1360-2276
DOI: 10.1111/tmi.13135

Evaluation of a surgical training programme for clinical officers in Malawi

Author(s): J. Gajewski, E. Borgstein, L. Bijlmakers, G. Mwapasa, Z. Aljohani, C. Pittalis, T. McCauley, R. Brugha
Published in: BJS, Issue 106/2, 2019, Page(s) e156-e165, ISSN 0007-1323
DOI: 10.1002/bjs.11065

Anesthesia Capacity of District-Level Hospitals in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia

Author(s): Jakub Gajewski, Chiara Pittalis, Chris Lavy, Eric Borgstein, Leon Bijlmakers, Gerald Mwapasa, Mweene Cheelo, Grace Le, Adinan Juma, John Kachimba, Paul Marealle, Nyengo Mkandawire, Kondo Chilonga, Ruairi Brugha
Published in: Anesthesia & Analgesia, 2020, Page(s) 1, ISSN 0003-2999
DOI: 10.1213/ane.0000000000004363

The cost of providing and scaling up surgery: a comparison of a district hospital and a referral hospital in Zambia

Author(s): Leon Bijlmakers, Dennis Cornelissen, Mweene Cheelo, Mzaza Nthele, John Kachimba, Henk Broekhuizen, Jakub Gajewski, Ruairí Brugha
Published in: Health Policy and Planning, Issue 33/10, 2018, Page(s) 1055-1064, ISSN 0268-1080
DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czy086

The contribution of non-physician clinicians to the provision of surgery in rural Zambia—a randomised controlled trial

Author(s): Jakub Gajewski, Mweene Cheelo, Leon Bijlmakers, John Kachimba, Chiara Pittalis, Ruairi Brugha
Published in: Human Resources for Health, Issue 17/1, 2019, ISSN 1478-4491
DOI: 10.1186/s12960-019-0398-9

Who accesses surgery at district level in sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia

Author(s): Jakub Gajewski, Rachel Dharamshi, Michael Strader, John Kachimba, Eric Borgstein, Gerald Mwapasa, Mweene Cheelo, Tracey McCauley, Leon Bijlmakers, Ruairi Brugha
Published in: Tropical Medicine & International Health, Issue 22/12, 2017, Page(s) 1533-1541, ISSN 1360-2276
DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12989

The Cost of Providing District-Level Surgery in Malawi

Author(s): Dennis Cornelissen, Gerald Mwapasa, Jakub Gajewski, Tracey McCauley, Eric Borgstein, Ruairi Brugha, Leon Bijlmakers
Published in: World Journal of Surgery, Issue 42/1, 2018, Page(s) 46-53, ISSN 0364-2313
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-017-4166-5