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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

Sustaining a vehicle: A voice and a platform for trauma research in Africa - The second coming of the African Journal of Trauma


Department of Surgery, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication26-Aug-2014

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Babatunde A Solagberu
Department of Surgery, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1597-1112.139447

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Solagberu BA. Sustaining a vehicle: A voice and a platform for trauma research in Africa - The second coming of the African Journal of Trauma. Afr J Trauma 2014;3:1-2

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Solagberu BA. Sustaining a vehicle: A voice and a platform for trauma research in Africa - The second coming of the African Journal of Trauma. Afr J Trauma [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Dec 5];3:1-2. Available from: https://www.afrjtrauma.com/text.asp?2014/3/1/1/139447

Africa is known to those who live and breathe Africa. Time and again, many untrue beliefs have been held and promoted about Africa due to inadequate research. At one point, Brain tumors were said to be rare in Africans; this was until research done by Nigeria's first Neurosurgeon, Prof. E. Latunde Odeku, revealed the true picture-brain tumors were not a rarity. Africa is also "known" to those who do not live or breathe it and herein lays the possibility of inadequate representation or outright misrepresentation. However, trauma is a global phenomenon with variability in geographical locality, socio-economics of the countries affected, age, gender, tribe, and race.[1],[2],[3],[4] We, at African Journal of Trauma primarily aim to promote the dissemination of trauma research from Africa while improving the visibility of Africa's trauma and trauma care.

The African Journal of Trauma commands readership from all over the world; our bold attempt at the journal's launch in 2003 witnessed a prolonged publication asphyxia which lasted until we found partnership with Medknow Publishers thus easing publication pains. The vision and mission of the Journal remain solid. We encourage researchers from all over the world especially Africa to submit manuscripts on all phases of trauma research for consideration. Epidemiology and occurrence of trauma; prehospital care and transport; emergency room reception and intensive care management; in-hospital care and costs of care; and outcome of care and rehabilitation-these five phases of trauma care [Table 1] deserve to be well covered in order to improve knowledge of trauma and trauma care from Africa and indeed, other continents.
Table 1: Phases of trauma care

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The re-emergence of African Journal of Trauma with a reconstituted Editorial Board and better journal management should see the Journal fulfilling its dreams of old, now renewed. African Journal of Trauma is the vehicle, the voice and appropriate platform for reporting trauma issues in and from Africa; and indeed, other parts of the world. The focused nature of its trauma submissions grants the journal a special place different from "all subject-matter" journals. Welcome on Board.

 
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1.Hyder AA, Sugerman DE, Puvanachandra P, Razzak J, El-Sayed H, Isaza A, et al. Global childhood unintentional injury surveillance in four cities in developing countries: A pilot study. Bull World Health Organ 2009;87:345-52.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Mock C, Abantanga F, Goosen J, Joshipura M, Juillard C. Strengthening care of injured children globally. Bull World Health Organ 2009;87:382-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.WHO. The World Health Report 2004: Changing History. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2004.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.Solagberu BA, Kuranga SA, Adekanye AO, Ofoegbu CK, Udoffa US, Abdur-Rahman LO, et al. Preventable trauma deaths in a country without emergency medical services. Afr J Trauma 2003;1:39-44.  Back to cited text no. 4
    



 
 
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