Table 1

Characteristics of the study sites in Afghanistan and Haiti

Ahmad Shah BabaKunduz Trauma CentreMartissant Emergency CentreTabarre Surgical and Trauma Centre
LocationKabul City, district 12Kunduz ProvincePort-au-Prince, Martissant districtPort-au-Prince, Tabarre district
Estimated catchment population219 0001 000 0001 200 0001 000 000
Level of MSF supportPartnership with Ministry of HealthMSF onlyMSF onlyMSF only
Services offeredOPD
Maternity IPD: surgery, internal medicine, paediatric
IPD trauma care: surgery, orthopaedic ICU, physiotherapy
ED onlyOPD
IPD visceral and trauma care: surgery, orthopaedic ICU, physiotherapy
Type of ED casesMixedTrauma onlyMixedVisceral surgery and trauma
ED caseload (per month)*471518484919793
Introduction of the SATS2011201120132012
  • *Mean cases seen per month during 2014.

  • ICU, intensive care unit; IPD, inpatient department; MSF, Médecins Sans Frontières; OPD, outpatient department; SATS, South African Triage Scale.