Oxford University Global Surgery Group
Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development.
Meara JG. et al, (2015), Am j obstet gynecol, 213, 338 - 340
Indignity, exclusion, pain and hunger: the impact of musculoskeletal impairments in the lives of children in Malawi.
Alavi Y. et al, (2012), Disabil rehabil, 34, 1736 - 1746
A collaborative public health approach to clubfoot intervention in 10 low-income and middle-income countries: 2-year outcomes and lessons learnt.
Owen RM. et al, (2012), J pediatr orthop b, 21, 361 - 365
What factors impact on the implementation of clubfoot treatment services in low and middle-income countries?: a narrative synthesis of existing qualitative studies.
Drew S. et al, (2018), Bmc musculoskelet disord, 19
Welcome to Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), a group of clinicians and researchers based in Oxford working together to contribute to the provision of high quality surgical care globally, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMICs).
To advocate for global equity in surgery, obstetrics and anaesthesia
To work with and support partners in LMICs who are engaged in clinical, educational and research activities in surgery, obstetrics and anaesthesia.
To be a resource of advice and opportunities for those who wish to be involved in improving surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic services globally.
OUGSG is affiliated to the four Oxford University departments in the Medical Sciences Division that have an interest in global surgery, namely:
- Nuffield Department of Surgery (NDS) > Global Surgery at NDS
- Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) > Global Surgery at NDORMS
- Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN)
- Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health (NDWRH)
The OUGSG web pages are hosted by NDORMS and the administration of the group is shared between NDS and NDORMS.
We are also linked to the Oxford Global Health & Care Systems (OGHCS) Hub, a cross-departmental initiative within the University of Oxford aimed at promoting multi and inter-disciplinary research to strengthen the health and care systems of countries around the world
Our lead contacts for each department are:
Prof Kokila Lakhoo (NDS
Prof Chris Lavy (NDORMS)
Dr Hilary Edgcombe (NDCN)
Dr Anita Makins (NDWRH)
Several of our regular OUGSG core members are also involved in:
- Oxford Global Surgery Course (accredited short course) - faculty
- Oxford Medical School - Global Surgery Special Study Module (SSM) - faculty
- OUCAGS Academic Foundation Programme doctors working on Global Surgery projects - supervisors
Dr Hosnieh Marbini
Dr Sarah Davidson
Many thanks to our wider team of Special Study Module teaching staff and contributors 2018-9:
Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar
Dr Osaid Asler
Dr Zineb Bentounsi
Dr Tinashe Chandauka
Dr James De Courcy
Mr Tim Goodacre
Dr Murtaza Kadhum
Dr Joseph Niyitegeka
Our OUGSG Student Representatives 2020 are Sai Parepalli and Archith Kamath.
Find out about our Academic Foundation Programme doctors (from Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School) with projects linked with global surgery here
What we do
Do look around our site to find out about:
- Academic Foundation Programme in Global Surgery
- Journal Club (with GASOC)
- Networking events (termly)
- Oxford Global Surgery Course (accredited short course)
- Research collaborations
- Seminars (weekly, Thursdays)
- Special Study Modules in Global Surgery (undergraduates)
- Surgical Grand Rounds
- Training collaborations
We hope you'll find what you're looking for on our site, if not, please do contact us!
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Oxford University Global Surgery Group