Study shows pre-operative bathing with soap reduces surgical site infection in children
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.
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).
What is the burden of paediatric traumatic brain injury in low- and middle-income countries?
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.
Second edition paediatric surgery book recently published
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.