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Tweet Recap from Lancet #GlobalSurgery Commission June 2014

This past weekend in Freetown (Sierra Leone), the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (LCoGS) completed it’s second meeting. From afar, several themes seem to be emerging Read More

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Transfusion services in LMICs

In a recent post on the Lancet Global Health Blog, Imelda Bates highlights the significant morbidity and mortality resulting from inadequate transfusion services in Africa Read More

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Cost-effectiveness of surgery and its policy implications

A new paper in The Lancet Global Health finds certain surgeries to be as cost-effective as vaccinations and many to be more cost-effective than treatment Read More

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Tweet Recap from Lancet #GlobalSurgery Commission June 2014

Photo courtesy of Michelle Murrey, Mercy Ships

This past weekend in Freetown (Sierra Leone), the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (LCoGS) completed it’s second meeting. From afar, several themes seem to be emerging Read More


Transfusion services in LMICs

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In a recent post on the Lancet Global Health Blog, Imelda Bates highlights the significant morbidity and mortality resulting from inadequate transfusion services in Africa Read More


Cost-effectiveness of surgery and its policy implications

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A new paper in The Lancet Global Health finds certain surgeries to be as cost-effective as vaccinations and many to be more cost-effective than treatment Read More


Global surgery: defining an emerging global health field

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Global health is one of the defining issues of the 21st century, attracting unprecedented levels of interest and propelling health and disease from a biomedical Read More


Fistula care in Niger – blog post on anthro dissertation

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Sai Hankuri » dissertating, diversions, and data. Fascinating early data from Ali Heller (doctoral candidate in anthropology @ Washington University in St Louis) on the Read More


New #globalsurgery articles in WJS: Mozambique surgical admits, why clubfoot projects succeed & more

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Surgical admissions in Mozambique, Surgical education program evaluation in East/Central Africa, What makes a successful clubfoot program, Ortho burden and workforce in Ghana are among Read More


Introduction of Surgical Safety Checklists in Canada – impact? too soon to tell? — @NEJM

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New study in the New England Journal reports that implementation of surgical safety checklists in Ontario, Canada, was not associated with significant reductions in operative Read More


Validating a verbal autopsy tool to assess pre-hospital trauma mortality burden in a…

Objectives To present the validation of a verbal autopsy (VA) tool using inpatient deaths in order to ultimately assess the burden of adult pre-hospital trauma mortality in Lilongwe, Malawi.


Burden, need, or backlog: A call for improved metrics for #globalsurgery

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A recent paper from Poenaru et al refines a proposal for an alternative approach to quantifying the global burden of surgical disease – a conceptual Read More


Early impact of road safety intervention program in Mexico @ahyder1

Early analysis of the impact of a 2008 multifaceted road safety intervention program in Mexico – appears to be effective in reducing road traffic crashes. Early Read More


Report from the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

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Cross-posted from here Two weeks ago, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery had its inaugural meeting in Boston. Although it was a downright excellent meeting, Read More


Noma – the face of poverty

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  NOMA – from the Greek nomein ‘to devour’. Noma, or cancrum oris, is a disease that exclusively affects the poor. It disappeared from Europe Read More


#Roadsafety: Reinventing the wheel – More investment in injury needed| @TheEconomist

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This article in The Economist discusses the growing global injury epidemic and the disproportionate lack of international aid for this priority area of the global Read More


Compilation of Tweets f/ Lancet Commission on #Globalsurgery Meeting @GScommission

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Here is a compilation of tweets from the two-day Lancet Commission on Global Surgery meeting in Boston. The conference generated some excellent discussion. It will Read More


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