17 January 2023
Preoperative bathing with soap significantly reduces surgical site infections (SSIs) in paediatric surgical patients, reveal researchers from Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science, and Muhimbili National Hospital.
28 July 2022
Ryan Gidda, a graduate medical student at the University of Oxford, has had a paper accepted for publication in World Neurosurgery.
27 July 2022
Graduate medical student Louisa Woolley has written a literature review 'Intestinal atresia in neonates across the globe' with the supervision of Professor Kokila Lakhoo from the Oxford University Global Surgery Group.
Study finds higher risk of all-cause mortality among paediatric cancer patients in LMICs during the pandemic
13 April 2022
During the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, paediatric cancer patients from lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) faced a higher risk of all-cause mortality than those in high-income countries, according to an international study led by the Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG).
5 April 2022
Professor Chris Lavy from Oxford University Global Surgery Group and Professor Hemant Pandit from the University of Leeds recently led a two-day total joint replacement training course in Harare, Zimbabwe, in partnership with Zimbabwe Orthopaedic Association.
10 March 2022
Congratulations to Magdalena Chmura, fifth year medical student and OUGSG Student Rep, who has received the WinS Equality & Diversity Prize at the 2022 Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) Annual Conference.
Oxford entrepreneur wins Young Innovators Award to develop non-invasive medical device to wean patients off ventilators quicker
16 February 2022
Former Oxford Global Insight Fellow Mihir Sheth has been announced as one of this year’s Innovate UK Young Innovators.
21 October 2021
This year's Oxford Global Surgery Course has just ended, with great enthusiasm and involvement from participants and faculty alike. We were excited and challenged to provide a rich, interactive and enjoyable five-day course entirely online this year as a result of the pandemic.
31 August 2021
A recent systematic review has found that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more likely to occur in the formative years of young male children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) - and this has implications for lifetime healthcare costs, as well as an increased risk of behavioural disorders.
5 February 2021
The Oxford University Global Surgery Group recently led the study ‘Infection and mortality of healthcare workers worldwide from COVID-19: a systematic review’.
5 February 2021
We have moved our weekly Thursday morning project updates online to Microsoft Teams, where Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG) members share about current global surgery training and research projects, and ideas for collaboration.
15 January 2021
The evening of 15 December 2020 marked the end of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics's (FIGO) first ever hybrid congress, and Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG) contributed to the event by running several of the sessions.
9 December 2020
The updated second edition of 'Pediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Africa', co-edited by Professor Kokila Lakhoo, has recently been published.
28 September 2020
The provision of anaesthesia in challenging environments is the subject of a new handbook edited by Hilary Edgcombe, a Consultant Anaesthetist from the Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), Rachael Craven and Ben Gupta.
12 May 2020
Professor Kokila Lakhoo, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Oxford University Global Surgery Group NDS faculty lead, has been interviewed by Incision UK.
28 April 2020
Mr Noel Peter, Oxford University Global Surgery Group member and Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics, led the UK in a minute’s silence on Tuesday 28 April 2020 to pay tribute to all the healthcare workers who have lost their lives fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
23 May 2019
Professor Kokila Lakhoo spoke at a side event at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva on 'Accelerating progress towards surgical equity in Universal Health Coverage through scaling up children’s surgical services and eliminating Neglected Surgical Diseases (NSDs) by 2030.'
26 April 2019
Kokila Lakhoo, Associate Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has been awarded a Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Fellowship for 2019 and the title of Honorary Professor of Paediatric Surgery by the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
22 April 2019
Emery Manirambona, a Rwandan medical student, presented a poster at the Incision Global Surgery Symposium (IGSS2019), Kigali, Rwanda from 20-21 April 2019 on behalf of OxPLORE (Oxford Paediatrics Linking Oncology Research with Electives). The poster was entitled, 'Harnessing Research Potential: A Report of the OxPLORE Collaboration'.