COVID and global surgery
COVID and children's surgery
Childhood cancers are the second leading cause of non-communicable disease deaths for paediatric patients around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted on global children’s cancer services, which can have consequences for childhood cancer outcomes. The Global Health Research Group on Children’s Non-Communicable Diseases (Global Children’s NCDs) is currently undertaking the first international study to determine the variation in paediatric cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the short to medium term impacts on childhood cancer outcomes globally.
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’. This was a coordinated effort by our global colleagues spread across the world, and was the first comprehensive investigation into the burden of COVID-19 infection and death rates in healthcare professionals worldwide.