The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery


Improving surgical outcomes through collaborative research

Featuring all the latest information from across the GSU’s international network, including updates from the various operational workstreams. Further information can be seen by clicking on one of the many news articles or blogs below. You can also check us out on Twitter which can be accessed via the icon below.

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NEW Webinar: SSI Showcase 16-Jan-2023

Online showcase webinar to take place on January 16th will look at recent CHEETAH results and highlight various aspects of the GSU Education and Training workstream.

COVIDSurg Surgical Preparedness Index (SPI) webinar

Evidence based discussion on how the new SPI tool can help reduce elective surgery cancellations this winter - Monday 28th 2022 @ 19:00 UK GMT

GSU India Prioritisation Event – an overview of CEI training in Ludhiana

An overview of the CEI training that took place in Ludhiana, India during the recent GSU international prioritisation event in India.

Two new GSU papers in The Lancet will help guide future surgical procedures globally

The Lancet has published two papers from the recently completed ChEETAh trial that will benefit surgical patients across the globe, particularly patients in LMICs.

GSU at HSR 2022- Global Symposium in Bogota, Colombia

The Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2022) will take place in Bogota, Colombia from October 31 – November 4, 2022, bringing together approximately 2,000 health systems researchers, policymakers and practitioners from around the world.

COVIDSurg-3 results webinar

Results from the CovidSurg - 3 study have been analysed and will be discussed by the team responsible for the most recent study looking at the Omicron variant of SARSS-CoV-2. Thursday 20th Oct @ 19:00 UK BST.

GSU Birmingham Team visits Rwanda Hub for SIV, Monitoring and CEI

Members of the Global Surgery Unit (GSU) of the University of Birmingham visited the GSU Rwanda Hub (hosted at the University of Rwanda) from 19-22 July 2022 for the ProtectSurg site initiation visit and monitoring training and Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) training and activities.

Recent GSU event hosted through Nigeria Hub discusses GlobalSurg 1 ouctome

A recent dissemination and engagement event that took place in Nigeria through the GSU's national hub, based in Lagos, looked at various outcomes associated with the GlobalSurg Unit 1 Studies. 

GlobalSurg 3 publication in The Lancet looks at role of hospital facilities in determining patient outcomes

A multimethods analysis was performed as part of the GlobalSurg 3 study, looking at the relationship between hospital facilities in LMICs and postoperative outcomes following cancer surgery.

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.