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Oxford University Global Surgery Group

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Weekly Project Updates

We have moved our weekly Thursday 8.30am project updates to online to MS Teams, where OUGSG members share about current global surgery training and research projects, and ideas for collaboration. To join the mailing list for these, please email If you'd like to present a current/potential project, please contact Sarah Davidson ( 


OUGSG usually presents at Oxford University Hospitals Surgical Grand Rounds termly. The provisional dates for next year are:

26 February  2021
14th May 2021



OUGSG joins with Global Surgery groups in London and Birmingham for a bimonthly GASOC Journal Club organized by registrars to discuss the latest in global surgery and anaesthesia related papers. 

Details here.


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Next journal club date: 



Our provisional dates for the next course are 13-17 September 2021 to be held fully online due to the global health situation - details to be confirmed. You can still find out about the course and sign up to the mailing list here:




Events at the Nuffield Department of Medicine Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health



Students for Global Health UCL webinar on 'Global Surgery - A Guide for Students'Monday 2nd November 2020, 8pm.

Prof Kokila Lakhoo is speaking at  More info here.


Oxford Surgical Grand Rounds. Friday 13th November 2020

OUGSG presented at the grand round with guest speaker Professor Godfrey Muguti, Dr Roba Khundkar and Dr Soham Bandyopadhyay. 


Ensuring Global Access to Surgery During COVID-19

Tuesday 13 October 2020 | 2:30pm
Prof. Kokila Lakhoo - Oxford University Global Surgery Group
Dr Anita Makins - Women's Health in LMICs during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Part of the Global Health Research In Focus -

Global Surgery, Anaesthesia and Obstetrics Webinar - 'Surgical Priorities in a Global Pandemic'

Friday 18 September 2020

14:00 - 16:30 BST 

A half-day webinar in conversation with Oxford University Global Surgery Faculty, and guest speakers, to reflect on the future of surgery, anaesthesia and obstetrics amidst the changing global health situation. Watch the video at:

Surgical Grand Rounds, Friday 15 May 2020

Dr Hilary Edgcombe and Dr Anita Makins

Surgical Grand Rounds, Friday 7 February 2020

Dr Cian Wade, 'Neonatal pain management in low and middle income countries' and Dr Harshjeet Singh Bal,  'Snakebites and surgery'

Seminar, Thursday 23 January 2020

Dr Ibtisam Salim spoke on 'Women's Health in Protracted Refugee Setting; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' and Dr Anita Makins spoke on 'FIGO projects and Global Women’s Health'

GASOC Journal Club. Wednesday 15 January 2020

Dr Hilary Edgcombe presented on ‘Training non-physician anaesthetists in sub-Saharan Africa: a qualitative investigation of providers’ perspectives'

Seminar, Tuesday 19 November 2019

Dr Tongai Chitsamatanga FCS Ortho (ECSA), ‘Reflections on trauma and orthopaedic care in Zimbabwe and UK’ 

Dr Zineb Bentounsi, 'Advocacy in Global Surgery’ 

Grace Le, ‘Scaling up safe surgery in district-level hospitals in Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania - SURG-Africa project’ 

OUGSG at Surgical Grand Round, Friday 8 November 2019, Prof Chris Lavy speaking on “Setting up a public-private partnership in elective surgery in Zimbabwe”.

OUGSG Termly Meeting, Tuesday 2 July 2019

1. Dr Sudha Jayaraman: “A global surgery career and thoughts on the future”  

2:  Dr Andrew Ferguson: Gaza: a health system stumbling from crisis to catastrophe


OUGSG at Surgical Grand Rounds, 31 May 2019

1. Dr Anita Makins, 'FGM: a global perspective'

2. Dr Katy Newell-Jones, ‘Medicalisation of female genital cutting: decision making dilemmas and competing priorities’


OUGSG Termly Meeting: Thursday 28 March 2019

1. Trauma Care in Laos: The unintended consequences of short training courses: Rebecca Inglis

2. A "Useful(?) Idiot" Goes to Syria: Tony Jefferis

3. Poetry for Peace - The Cracked Jug: Shakira Morar


Oxford Surgical Grand Rounds: Friday 1 March 2019

Title: ‘Innovations to improve outcome and patient safety in low and middle income countries’. Speakers: Professor Shafi Ahmed (Associate Dean at Barts and the London Medical School) and Ms Sarah Kessler (Producer of award-winning documentary ‘The Checklist Effect’)


Oxford University Global Surgery Course, 10-14 September 2018

This 5-day course is for health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of current developments in global surgical and anaesthesia, who would like to explore ways of further involvement in training, research and surgical systems strengthening and potential global surgery career pathways.

Information about the recent 2018 course here - dates for 2019 to be announced.


GASOC Conference, 14 September 2018

OUGSG is co-hosted the 2018 GASOC conference on Friday 14 September at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, in conjunction with the last day of the Oxford Global Surgery Course. Find out more here.


Oxford Global Surgery Networking Meeting

Thursday 7 June 2018, 6-7pm, Shobhana Nagraj of the George Institute, “Technology Implementation in Healthcare in Low and Middle Income Settings” & Robin Youngs, Consultant Otolaryngologist and UK Lead for Global ENT, "Deafness: the  global burden,  with special reference to  Nepal and Myanmar”. 


Surgical Grand Rounds

Friday 18 May 2018: Ms Shannon Gunawardana, Ms Kathryn Ford and Prof Kokila Lakhoo, 'Global Surgery: Paediatric Surgical Team'. See video here on YouTube.




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