World-leading surgical research has been given new funding to help save more lives globally – news story

Following a successful bid for new funding from the National Institute of Health Research, work undertaken by the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (NIHR GSU) will look to build upon previous research centred around surgical capacity building and prevention of post-operative complications in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMIC).

Following the GSU’s establishment in 2017, the new funding will enable the unit to continue its global research for at least the next 5 years. Researchers will be looking to bring innovation into the health systems of high-income countries through the piloting of various innovative practices in LMICs – proving their value ahead of a wider roll-out.

Based at the University of Birmingham, it is co-directed by Professor Dion Morton OBE, Barling Chair of Surgery and Professor Stephen Tabiri, Dean of the Medical School at University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana.

You can view the press release here.