Providing surgery in a war-torn context: the Medecins Sans Frontieres experience in Syria

Civil war has crippled Syria leaving much of the population without access to healthcare

Abstract

A descriptive study using routinely collected MSF programme data. Quality surgical care was assured through strict adherence to the following minimum standards: adequate infrastructure, adequate water and sanitation provisions, availability of all essential disposables, drugs and equipment, strict adherence to hygiene requirements and universal precautions, mandatory use of sterile equipment for surgical and anaesthesia procedures, capability for blood transfusion and adequate human resources.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

Miguel Trelles, Lynette Dominguez, Katie Tayler-Smith, Katrin Kisswani, Alberto Zerboni, Thierry Vandenborre Silvia Dallatomasina, Alaa Rahmoun,Marie-Christine Ferirl . Providing surgery in a war-torn context: the Medecins Sans Frontieres experience in Syria. Conflict and Health DOI 10.1186/s13031-015-0064-3

Providing surgery in a war-torn context: the Medecins Sans Frontieres experience in Syria

Published 1 December 2015