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'COVID-19: the global anaesthesia perspective' (Dr Hilary Edgcombe) and 'The impact of COVID-19 on sexual and reproductive health at a global level' (Dr Anita Makins)


Dr Anita MakinsDr Anita Makins is Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a Masters in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  She is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust and is Director of PPIUD Initiative at FIGO (International Federation of O&Gs) in London. 

Her specialist interest is in Global Women’s health. She has worked in many LMICS in Sub-Saharan Africa for various International NGOS including Medecins Sans Frontieres.

She is an honorary faculty member of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Diploma in Tropical Medicine and is a founding member of Oxford University’s Global Surgery Group. She has been an active member of FIGO’s Committee on Women’s Heath and Human Rights.

She is currently head of Oxford’s Rose Clinic – a specialist multidisciplinary clinic for women who have suffered with FGM and has lived and worked extensively in countries where FGM is highly prevalent.


Dr Hilary Edgcombe

Dr Hilary Edgcombe is a consultant anaesthetist at Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford where her regular practice includes anaesthesia for transplant and ocular surgery. She has clinical and teaching experience in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Kenya and South Africa. She is director of the Anaesthesia in Developing Countries course which has run for over 30 years in Oxford and Uganda. She is anaesthesia lead for the Oxford Global Surgery Group. Her academic interests include training and networking of non-physician anaesthesia providers in sub-Saharan Africa, and the use of smartphone technology to scale emergency training in East Africa.




 The talks are organised by Oxford University Global Surgery Group

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Chair: Professor Freddie Hamdy

All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome. 

Please email Louise King if you would like to attend.