The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery

Improving surgical outcomes through collaborative research

The Future Leaders Programme produces new cohorts of surgical research leaders, aiming to provide increased sustainable research leadership capacity and capability.

This will be achieved through the following strands:

  • MSc in Global Surgery: GSU Nigeria Hub based at University of Lagos has established an international masters programme.
  • PhD in Clinical Sciences: established in GSU Ghana Hub (University of Clinical Sciences, Tamale) – the first of its kind across West Africa.
  • MSc in Surgical Science:

15 Hub-UK fellowships offered and all near completion

Further fellowships to be offered to LMIC surgeon trainees from our partner countries.

Future Leaders Medical Research

" Bringing together surgeons, researchers and policy makers to set the local research agenda according to patient need in LMIC and ensuring all patients have the opportunity to take part in our research. "

John Smith, Head of ResearchNIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery