• Deaths from surgical conditions in Malawi - a randomised cross-sectional Nationwide household survey 

      Varela, Carlos Gomes; Young, Sven; Groen, Reinou S.; Ngoie, Leonard Banza; Mkandawire, Nyengo; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Viste, Asgaut (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background Relatively little is known about deaths from surgical conditions in low- and middle- income African countries. The prevalence of untreated surgical conditions in Malawi has previously been estimated at 35%, ...
    • Paediatric surgical conditions in malawi-a cross-sectional nationwide household survey 

      Varela, Carlos Gomes; Viste, Asgaut; Young, Sven; Groen, Reinou S.; Ngoie, Leonard Banza; Nandi, Bip; Mkandawire, Nyengo; Moen, Bente Elisabeth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Untreated surgical conditions may lead to lifelong disability in children. Treating children with surgical conditions may reduce long-term effects of morbidity and disability. Unfortunately, low- and middle-income ...
    • Prevalence, causes and impact of musculoskeletal impairment in Malawi: A national cluster randomized survey 

      Ngoie, Leonard Banza; Dybvik, Eva Hansen; Hallan, Geir; Gjertsen, Jan-Erik; Mkandawire, Nyengo; Varela, Carlos Gomes; Young, Sven (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background There is a lack of accurate information on the prevalence and causes of musculoskeletal impairment (MSI) in low income countries. The WHO prevalence estimate does not help plan services for specific national ...
    • Transportation barriers to access health care for surgical conditions in Malawi: a cross sectional nationwide household survey 

      Varela, Carlos Gomes; Young, Sven; Mkandawire, Nyengo; Groen, Reinou S.; Ngoie, Leonard Banza; Viste, Asgaut (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03-05)
      Background: It is estimated that nearly five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe surgery. This access gap disproportionately affects low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). One of the barriers to healthcare ...
    • The unmet need for treatment of children with musculoskeletal impairment in Malawi 

      Ngoie, Leonard Banza; Dybvik, Eva Hansen; Hallan, Geir; Gjertsen, Jan-Erik; Mkandawire, Nyengo; Varela, Carlos Gomes; Young, Sven (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background More than a billion people globally are living with disability and the prevalence is likely to increase rapidly in the coming years in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The vast majority of those living ...
    • Unmet Surgical Need in Malawi 

      Varela, Carlos Gomes (Doctoral thesis, 2021-10-04)
      Introduction Globally, and especially in sub-Saharan Africa, including Malawi, surgical conditions receive a low level of priority in national health systems. The burden of surgical diseases is not well documented and the ...