Facilitates access to practical clinical literature for all health care workers in The Gambia
Improves the quality of healthcare management in low-resource countries
Written in collaboration with relevant health experts and authorities
Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)
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Table of contents (26 chapters)
Introduction and Purpose of This Book
About this book
Access to approved scientific medical literature is vital in the context of providing standard, evidence-based health care. Despite the abundance of medical information, ensuring that it is available to health care professionals in the field remains a challenge. Remote areas in economically disadvantaged sub-Saharan Africa often lack internet facilities or reference libraries. At the same time, the long-term storage of books and other documents is a problem due to climatic factors such as humidity and heat, the presence of pests like insects and rodents, as well as environmental hazards and the lack of trained staff to adequately manage, maintain and distribute literary material.
Against this background and based on practical experience, this book compiles a series of common disease management protocols adapted for minimal-resource facilities, formulas for national healthcare schemes (vaccination, antenatal, child care) and other useful documents that can facilitate effective hospital management in low-resource countries. Primarily intended for healthcare workers in The Gambia and other nations with a similar socio-economical background, the book is also a valuable resource for international students and healthcare workers from regions like Europe and the Americas intending to do internships in economically underprivileged geographic areas.
- patient flow
- low-resource countries
- good health and well being
- Administration of medication
- preventive medical care
- Medical documentation
- public health
Authors and Affiliations
Centre Medical Epalinges, Epalinges, Switzerland
Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
About the authors
Dr Musa Touray is a clinical practitioner working at the Vidy Medical Center in Lausanne, Switzerland and Clinal Director Bijilo Medical Centre, Bijilo, near Serrekunda, The Gambia. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Life Sciences from the University of Hamburg and University of Heidelberg, Germany, as well as a doctoral degree (PhD) in molecular biology from University of Berne Switzerland. He completed his medical studies at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland with specialisation in Internal Medicine.
Swiss FMH Internal Medicine board certified, Dr. Touray spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Dr Aisha Touray is enrolled in the specialization program of radiology at the University Hospital of Lausanne where she pursued her medical studies. During her undergraduate medical studies, she gained clinical experience in economically disadvantaged parts of the world by doing internships in The Gambia and in Senegal. During these very enrichening internships, the need for adapted medical literature became very evident to Dr Touray. This virtual lack of field-oriented medical literature served as a motivating factor to realize this manual.
Book Title: Clinical Work and General Management of a Standard Minimal-Resource Facility
Authors: Musa Touray, Aisha Touray
Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-71031-6Published: 04 October 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-71034-7Published: 06 October 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-71032-3Published: 03 October 2021
Series ISSN: 2523-3084
Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXVI, 392
Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour