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Oxford Global Surgery Course makes an impact

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.

What is the burden of paediatric traumatic brain injury in low- and middle-income countries?

Publication

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.

New study investigates infection and mortality of healthcare workers worldwide from COVID-19

The Oxford University Global Surgery Group recently led the study ‘Infection and mortality of healthcare workers worldwide from COVID-19: a systematic review’.

Join the Oxford University Global Surgery Group weekly seminars

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.

OUGSG at FIGO Africa Regional Kigali Congress

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.

Second edition paediatric surgery book recently published

Publication

The updated second edition of 'Pediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Africa', co-edited by Professor Kokila Lakhoo, has recently been published.

Oxford and Kenyan Teams Review Neonatal Analgesia

Research

Dr Cian Wade and an Oxford team worked with Kenyan colleagues to bring together a large body of evidence, so this could inform generation of recommendations for Kenya on neonatal analgesic guidelines for routine procedures.

New handbook in global anaesthesia

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.

Professor Kokila Lakhoo interviewed by Incision UK

General

Professor Kokila Lakhoo, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Oxford University Global Surgery Group NDS faculty lead, has been interviewed by Incision UK.

Mr Noel Peter leads tribute to healthcare workers who lost their lives during COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19

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.

Scaling up children’s surgical services and eliminating Neglected Surgical Diseases by 2030

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.'

Kokila Lakhoo awarded Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Fellowship and Honorary Professorship

Awards and Appointments

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.

OxPLORE at InciSioN Global Surgery Symposium

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'.

Global Surgery Stories

Our experience with the 10-Group Robson classification system in Egypt to analyse its high caesarean section rate

Dr Bismeen Jadoon, a Healthcare Researcher and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, discusses caesarean section rates in Egypt.

Authorship demographics in global surgery, 2016-2020

Dr Krithi Ravi, an Academic Foundation Doctor at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, shares her latest published work.

What is the extent of global health teaching activities at UK medical schools?

Global health is the study, research, and practice of medicine focused on improving health and achieving health equity, and should be integrated into medical school curricula. InciSioN UK Collaborative set out to evaluate the extent of global health teaching activities at United Kingdom (UK) medical schools.

Global Scalpels: A global surgery podcast

Founded in 2020 by Riana Patel and Taylor Ottesen, the 'Global Scalpels' podcast aims to bring together a number of interesting speakers to show the work behind the scenes in global surgery and to highlight the people creating some of the most innovative projects in sectors such as technology, law, advocacy, and research.

Experiences with Mercy Ships

Senior paediatric surgery nurse Gabrielle Dent discusses her time volunteering with Mercy Ships.

Strengthening ties between Oxford and Tanzania

Professor Kokila Lakhoo, along with colleagues from the Oxford University Global Surgery Group, is developing paediatric surgery through a link in Tanzania. In this blog post, Professor Lakhoo reports on their latest trip, which was part of a continuous ongoing strengthening of ties between the Oxford team and Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania.