Letter to Editor: Can Mainstreaming Surgery Advocacy into NCD Advocacy Help Us Overcome the NCD Epidemic?

  • Manon PigeoletEmail author
  • Isobel Marks
  • Zineb Bentounsi
  • Waruguru Wanjau
Letter to the Editor


Authors’ contributions

Literature search was done by MP. Writing of the manuscript and final editing were done by MP, IM, ZB and WW.


We received no funding. The approval of the ethical committee was not sought.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© Société Internationale de Chirurgie 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Imperial College Healthcare NHS TrustLondonUK
  3. 3.Green Templeton CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  4. 4.Maralal County Referral HospitalMaralalKenya

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