28 July 2023
Mihir Sheth from the Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG) has been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering with a Young Engineer of the Year award.
Work on paediatric preoperative anaemia in low- and middle-income countries presented at BAPS Congress
18 July 2023
Oxford University Global Surgery Group's (OUGSG) work on the pertinent subject of paediatric anaemia in the context of surgery in low- and middle-income countries was recently presented at the 69th British Association of Paediatric Surgery (BAPS) Congress in Bruges, Belgium on 23 June 2023.
11 July 2023
Philomena Leahy, an MSc by Research student within the Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), has won Best 1st Year Presentation during the recent Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) Student Symposium Day.
6 July 2023
In June 2023, a successful collaborative event between Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG) and GASOC (the Global Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetric Collaboration, a UK and Ireland-based trainee organisation with a wide international membership), was held at Osler House in Oxford.
4 April 2023
Representatives of the Global Initiative for Children's Surgery (GICS), including Professor Kokila Lakhoo from Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), were invited to discuss the surveillance, management and diagnosis of birth defects at the 2023 International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD). This followed two years of negotiations by Professor Lakhoo and Professor Tahmina Banu, GICS Chair-Elect.
31 March 2023
Six African hospital teams from Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana and Malawi were recently invited to Vellore in India to train up as trainers for the Oxford-Vellore Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) Project, which is to be implemented in Africa.
10 March 2023
Professor Kokila Lakhoo and Mr Noel Peter of Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), along with a team from the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS), ran a pre-conference paediatric surgery course at the 2022 COSECSA Scientific Conference.
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.