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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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Vibrant May in Veracruz: Mexico Hub Community Engagement Highlights

The NIHR Global Surgery Unit Mexico Hub reached out to communities by holding three engagement events in May 2024.

GSU Mexico Shares Expertise, Wins Hearts at Mexican Childhood Cancer Association

In a bid to empower patients, the GSU Mexico Hub held a community engagement event at the DIF Ruiz Cortines Community Centre, Veracruz on wound care and infection prevention on 22nd February.

Mexico Hub Community Event Educates on Wound Care

In a bid to empower patients, the GSU Mexico Hub held a community engagement event at the DIF Ruiz Cortines Community Centre, Veracruz on wound care and infection prevention on 22nd February.

EAGLE 2 has launched!

The Global Surgery Unit was recently awarded additional Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding from the University of Birmingham and UK Research and Innovation to increase already existing community engagement activities across its Indian and Rwandan research Hubs.

GSU awarded additional funding for Community Engagement activities

The Global Surgery Unit was recently awarded additional Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding from the University of Birmingham and UK Research and Innovation to increase already existing community engagement activities across its Indian and Rwandan research Hubs.

Launching the GSU Education Centre

A community engagement talk organised by the GSU India Hub, attended by 40 paramedic trainees was held at the School for Skills in Allied Health Sciences, Sonarpur, Kolkata, India on October 31, 2023.

EAGLE 2 Launch

EAGLE 2 will be a snapshot audit of patients undergoing right sided bowel anastomosis, BUT restricted to units who undertake the EAGLE online training. This training may have already been done, or surgeons in your team may complete it between now and May 2024.

Community Talks Address SSIs and Smoking Cessation in Kolkata and Vellore

A community engagement talk organised by the GSU India Hub, attended by 40 paramedic trainees was held at the School for Skills in Allied Health Sciences, Sonarpur, Kolkata, India on October 31, 2023.

WOLVERINE Unleashed!

Surgical Site Infection Prevention Strategies in Abdominal Surgery (WOLVERINE) Now Launched

Project Lion Cost Analysis

New Publication: A Prospective, Observational Cost Comparison of Laparoscopic and Open Appendicectomy in Three Tertiary Hospitals in Nigeria

We are pleased to share our latest publication in the World Journal of Surgery from Project LION, which was led by Dr Adewale Adisa at the NIHR Hub in Nigeria.

Upcoming Webinar On New WOLVERINE Study

Surgical Site Infection Prevention Strategies in Abdominal Surgery (WOLVERINE) Now Launched

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.