Healthcare in Low-resource Settings 2019-11-21T17:55:25+01:00 Francesca Baccino Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Healthcare in Low-resource Settings</strong> is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which aims to publish high quality, outcome-based research conducted in or applicable to low-resource settings. Potential topics of interest are also: comparison of different medical procedures in terms of their effects on the healthcare resources; education of health professionals in rural areas; strategies to formulate effective health policies in those areas, and guidelines targeted specifically to them; advances in healthcare resource management. <strong>Healthcare in Low-resource Settings</strong> publishes <em>editorials, research articles, reviews </em>(narrative, systematic and meta-analysis),<em> case reports, debate articles, short reports, letters to the Editor</em>, and <em>study protocols</em>. The Journal also publishes thematic issues focusing on a single topic within the scope of the journal. Contextually relevant announcements, book reviews and abstracts from scientific meetings may also be hosted. Every article published in the Journal will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field and decided on by members of the editorial board.</p> Breaking the bottle neck to enhance pediatrics renal transplantation at Soba university hospital: Role of a non-governmental organization 2019-11-21T17:55:25+01:00 Ihab B. Abdalrahman Shaima N. Elgenaid Rashid Ellidir Asma Nizar Mohammed Osman Abdallah Safa Ahmed Hassan Hamid Shahd H. A. Elwidaa El-Tigani M. A. Ali <p>High cost and limited resources of pediatrics renal transplant in low-resource countries limits the number of transplants. However, the collaboration between government and community sector provided high quality care for these patients. Here we highlight the impact of a non-governmental organization in facilitating pediatrics renal transplant. Data was collected from files of all pediatric patients withend stage renal disease who received renal transplant between January 2010 and December 2017 at Soba University Hospital (77 patients). The 8-year period was divided into 16 intervals of 6 months each. The number of patients who received renal transplant ranged from 1 to 12 patients in each interval. There was a rise in 2017 when 21 (28.7%) patients received kidney transplant. In the last 6 months in 2017 there was a significant reduction in duration of hospital stay compared to the rest of the period; it dropped from 16.36 to 9.92 days (P=0.003). Partnership between governmental and non-governmental sectors is a good strategy in low resource area to bridge some of the gaps of healthcare delivery system.</p> 2019-10-28T13:50:59+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##