The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery

Improving surgical outcomes through collaborative research

Research to support safe surgery is urgently needed to ensure that the benefits of surgical care are realised across the world and the risk of adverse outcomes minimised. The GSU run a variety of international research projects that can be accessed through the links below.

Research Milestones include:

  • FALCON Randomised Controlled Trial:  completed in 21 months, 15 months ahead of schedule even through the global pandemic, published in LANCET (Oct 2021).
  • 64 clusters have been randomised and activated in the CHEETAH study. Patient recruitment to be completed in early 2022
  • Delivery of 5 annual workshops (South Africa 2017, Rwanda 2018, Ghana 2019, online 2020, Ghana 2021)
GSU - Surgeons

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.