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Cesarean Section Rates and Indications in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Country Study from Medecins sans Frontieres

  • Kathryn Chu mail,

    kathryn.chu@joburg.msf.org

    Affiliations: Médecins sans Frontières, Johannesburg, South Africa, Departments of Surgery and International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Hilde Cortier,

    Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières, Medical Department, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Fernando Maldonado,

    Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Tshiteng Mashant,

    Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières, Bujumbura, Burundi

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  • Nathan Ford,

    Affiliations: Médecins sans Frontières, Johannesburg, South Africa, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Miguel Trelles

    Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières, Medical Department, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Published: September 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044484
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Kathryn Chu, Nathan Ford
Médecins sans Frontières, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kathryn Chu
Departments of Surgery and International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Hilde Cortier, Miguel Trelles
Médecins sans Frontières, Medical Department, Brussels, Belgium
Fernando Maldonado
Médecins sans Frontières, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Tshiteng Mashant
Médecins sans Frontières, Bujumbura, Burundi
Nathan Ford
Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: kathryn.chu@joburg.msf.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KC HC NF MT. Performed the experiments: KC HC FM TM. Analyzed the data: KC HC FM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KC HC FM TM NF MT. Wrote the paper: KC HC NF MT. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: KC HC. Read and approved the final manuscript: KC HC FM TM NF MT.