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Fistula care in Niger – blog post on anthro dissertation

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

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

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…

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

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

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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


#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…


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…