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The Lancet Commission on #GlobalSurgery Report

Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development Watch Live The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Report.

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C-section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys

Use of the Robson classification to assess caesarean section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys – The Lancet Global Read More

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Ketamine is an essential medicine: an update from the frontline

On Friday, the United Nations’ Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will vote on a Chinese proposal to place ketamine, an anesthetic of extreme importance for Read More

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The Lancet Commission on #GlobalSurgery Report

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Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development Watch Live The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Report.


C-section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys

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Use of the Robson classification to assess caesarean section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys – The Lancet Global Read More


Ketamine is an essential medicine: an update from the frontline

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On Friday, the United Nations’ Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will vote on a Chinese proposal to place ketamine, an anesthetic of extreme importance for Read More


Next Steps for Moving Beyond Descriptive Data in #globalsurgery

Photo courtesy of Michelle Murrey, Mercy Ships

A timely editorial from Dr. Charles Mock @UW. Surgical Capacity Surveys: A Call for Papers on the Next Steps for Moving Beyond Descriptive Data – Read More


Essential surgery: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition

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The World Bank will publish the nine volumes of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition, in 2015–16. Volume 1—Essential Surgery—identifies 44 surgical procedures as essential on Read More


Is ketamine about to become inaccessible in low-income countries?

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A storm is brewing with the potential to create a global “public health crisis”, denying access to safe surgery and anesthesia for roughly a billion Read More


Learning to Look Both Ways

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Despite being one of the least motorized regions in the world, Africa bears the highest burden of road traffic fatalities. Working in Rwanda for the past three months as a Global Health Corps Fellow, numerous colleagues have shared distressing stories of family members and acquaintances killed in accidents. For people living in Rwanda traffic accidents are an all too common reality. A Personal Story It had been 72-hours since landing in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. We were moving to Partners in Health’s headquarters in a rural village in the Eastern Province


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


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