African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134--139

Challenges of anaesthesia in the management of the surgical neonates in Africa


Gladys Amponsah 
 Department of Anaesthesia, University of Ghana Medical School, P.O. Box 4236, Accra, Ghana

Correspondence Address:
Gladys Amponsah
School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Central Region
Ghana

Africa has one of the highest neonatal mortalities in the world, for which the commonest causes do not include surgical conditions such as some congenital anomalies that are amenable to surgery but are not often operated on because of a number of challenges. These challenges include cultural beliefs and practices, dearth of human resource capacity, inadequate laboratory and imaging support and lack of consumables and intensive or high dependency care facilities. Some of these challenges will be examined and highlighted using the acronym DQASKSDQ in this article.


How to cite this article:
Amponsah G. Challenges of anaesthesia in the management of the surgical neonates in Africa.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2010;7:134-139


How to cite this URL:
Amponsah G. Challenges of anaesthesia in the management of the surgical neonates in Africa. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 May 28 ];7:134-139
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