Erratum. Emerging Neurosurgery in Africa – WFNS Rabat Reference Center (WFNS-RTC) for Training African Neurosurgeons

James T. Rutka MD, PhD
View More View Less
  • Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group, Charlottesville, VA
Free access

TO THE READERSHIP: Errors appeared in the book review by Lohkamp and Rutka (Lohkamp LN, Rutka JT. Emerging Neurosurgery in Africa – WFNS Rabat Reference Center (WFNS-RTC) for Training African Neurosurgeons. J Neurosurg. 2020;133[1]:257–258).

In the second paragraph, the number of inhabitants of the Democratic Republic of Congo is 60 million, not 6 million. The corrected sentence appears below.

Such was written about Dr. Didier Mudjir Balanda, the second neurosurgeon in a country of 60 million inhabitants, serving the Democratic Republic of Congo after having been trained at the WFNS-Rabat Reference Center for Training African Neurosurgeons.

In the third paragraph, the sentence about the neurosurgeons practicing in Africa was misleading. A more accurate statement appears below.

At the end of the last century (1998), there were only 79 neurosurgeons practicing within Sub-Saharan Africa with a population base of 615 million inhabitants.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

Contributor Notes

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online September 4, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.8.JNS208000a.

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 43 43 43
PDF Downloads 12 12 12
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0