oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Post-Caesarean analgesia in Timor-Leste, a low-middle-income country - letter to the editor

Volume 25 Number 4
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Dear Editor,

Timor-Leste is a small, low-middle-income country in Southeast Asia. It is reported to spend less on healthcare than any other country.1 Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares performs 6 000 deliveries a year. Epidural analgesia, intrathecal opiates, transversus abdominis plane blocks, oral and intravenous opiates, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents have all been mooted as techniques useful in improving post-caesarean analgesia.2,3

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