Petroze RT, Martin AN, Ntaganda E, Kyamanywa P, St-Louis E, Rasmussen SK, Calland JF, Byiringiro JC. Epidemiology of paediatric injuries in Rwanda using a prospective trauma registry. BJS open. 2020 Dec;4(4). 78-85. PMID: 32011812 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6996633
Child survival initiatives historically prioritized efforts to reduce child morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases and maternal conditions. Little attention has been devoted to paediatric injuries in resource-limited settings. This study aimed to evaluate the demographics and outcomes of paediatric injury in a sub-Saharan African country in an effort to improve prevention and treatment.