Taibo CL, Moon TD, Joaquim OA, Machado CR, Merchant A, McQueen K, Sidat M, Folgosa E. Analysis of trauma admission data at an urban hospital in Maputo, Mozambique. International journal of emergency medicine. 2016 Dec;9(9). 6 p. PMID: 26894894 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4760964
Trauma is a major public health concern. Worldwide, injuries resulted in 4.8 million deaths in 2013, an increase of 11 % since 1990. The majority of deaths from trauma in low-and middle-income countries occur in a pre-hospital setting. Morbidity from trauma contributes significantly to disability in these countries. Mozambique has experienced a rise in injury-related morbidity and mortality. Efforts are underway to prioritize surgical and anesthesiology care in the post-2015 Global Surgery agenda that will build on momentum of the Millennium Development Goals. Injury surveillance remains vital to defining priorities and implementing policy changes.