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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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.

New GSU publication in The Lancet looks into surgical site infection (SSI) reductions

A new meta-analysis, orchestrated by the NIHR Global Surgery Unit has shown that contrary to previous meta-analyses conducted on this subject, no benefit was shown from using alcoholic chlorhexidine skin preparation or triclosan-coated sutures.

ESCP Global Reach Webinar ‘Global Challenges in Proctology’

This free webinar will take place via Zoom on Monday 27th June at 11:00 GMT / 12:00 CEST/ 18:00 HKT/ 19:00 JST with all lectures and discussions re-broadcast at 22:00 BST.

NIHR Global Surgery Co-Director’s Inaugural Lecture

As part of the celebrations of Dr. Tabiri's recent promotion to the rank of Professor at the University for Development Studies in Tamale, the established Director of the GSU's Ghana Hub and Co-Director of the NIHR GSU's global operations will be delivering his 11th Inaugural Lecture this Thursday 28th April.

GSU launch PANDA study

This single centre pilot study will use qualitative methods to explore patients stories of their care journeys, and identify priorities to underpin future surgical research.

CORREA Deadline Extended

The deadline to begin the 6-week data collection for the Colorectal Resection ESCP Snapshot Audit (CORREA) has been extended from 31st March 2022 to 30th April 2022.

ESCP Global Reach Webinar: Developments in Care for Colorectal Cancer

This free webinar will take place via Zoom on Monday 21st March at 11:00 GMT / 12:00 CET/ 19:00 HKT/ 20:00 JST with all lectures and discussions re-broadcast at 18:00 Argentina Time (21:00 GMT)

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.