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#AfricaMonth: Saving trauma patients

Where a person lives can drastically limit their access to trauma care. Around 5- billion people around the world lack reliable access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia services, and most of these people live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to Dr Jim Yong Kim, former president of the World Bank.

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Health workers burying a child who died of Ebola in the DRC’s North Kivu province. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA
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The Ebola virus is again terrorising an African nation. The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to spread after it first appeared 10 months ago. By mid-May, the number of cases was 1,847 (1759 confirmed and 88 probable). In total, there were 1,223 deaths (1135 confirmed and 88 probable) and 487 people survived.

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