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Oxford University Global Surgery Group

About us


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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).


  1. To promote, advocate for and advise on best practice in Global Surgery particularly in the fields of research and training.
  2. To work closely and under local guidance of colleagues in LMICs
  3. To provide a forum for meaningful networking between those actively engaged in and those seeking opportunities in global surgery 


OUGSG is affiliated to the four Oxford University departments in the Medical Sciences Division that have an interest in global surgery, namely:

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 faculty for the Oxford Global Surgery Course - find out more here


What we do

Do look around our site to find out about:

We hope you'll find what you're looking for on our site, if not, please do contact us!


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