From the International Surgery Desk – McMaster University Newsletter
Alert Village Toolkit - Indonesia
Increasing Access to Surgical Services in sub-Saharan Africa
Maternal Mortality: surprise, hope and urgent action
Position Paper on Training for Rural Family Practioners
The Globe and Mail's Geoffrey York, writes about the the crisis of maternal mortality. Read the Editorial: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/making-the-world-safe-for-childbirth/article1446879/
Training midwives The Swedish documentary on Mozambique's world-unique training program for midwives for major surgery, Birth of a Surgeon, was broadcast on PBS "Wide Angle".
Global Surgery & Global Health
Handbook- Surgical Care for Children, A Guide for Primary Referral Hospitals by Stephen Bickler and Emmanuel Ameh (Nigeria). Impressive number of contributors. It’s a handbook that describes a limited number of surgical procedures, selected for the doctor who does not have formal paediatric surgical training. The only source I can find to buy a copy is: http://www.talcuk.org/books/surgical-care-for-children---a-guide-for-primary-referral-hospitals.htm
Read the short piece on: common misconception versus the truth
Read more about the role of Surgery in Global Health
Addressing the Millennium Development Goals from a Surgical Perspective, Archives of Surgery, Feb 2010
Bridging the Gap Between public health and surgery: Access to surgical care in low and middle income countries
Burden of Surgical Disease: Does the literature reflect the scope of the international crisis?
Canadians Making a Difference : The Expert Panel on Canada's Strategic Role in Global Health
Canada has Potential for Even Greater Contributions to Global Health, according to New Report by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Report outlines 5 key roles: Aboriginal Health Research, Population and Public Health, Primary Care, Smart Partnerships, Innovation. Read the full report here. To view the story in the Globe and Mail on November 13/11, please click on the following link: Canada should play a more targeted role in global health research: report
Enhancing American Surgical Training
Essential Surgery: integral to the right to health, Health and Human Rights, Vol 12 , 2010
Essential Surgery: Integral to the Right of Health, by SURG 510 alumnus, Dr. Kelly McQueen and key champion of the US-based Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence (ASAP). ASAP also has a short film on Haiti: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTwpTn0lwI
Ethics of medical volunteering by medical trainees – two UBC med students go to Kenya http://www.bcmj.org/mds-be/four-week-adventure-save-world
Read more about a project that designed and implemented an assessment tool with regard to assessing the health impact of short term medical missions. Also Sustainable short-term medical trips
Global Health Leadership - Robert Feachem
Global Surgery: Thoughts on an Emerging Surgical Subspecialty for Students and Residents
This article mentions the Branch's course, SURG 510 as well as other educational programs.
Global Surgery-Thoughts on an Surgical Subspecialities for Students and Residents – Journal of Surgical Education, 2010 doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2010.03.002
The Global Surgical Index: The Global Surgical Consortium invites participation from you in creating this Index. The purpose: to inform the international community on safe anesthesia and surgical need on a country specific basis. View Report
Globalization of Surgery - Let's get serious commentary, ARCH SURG/Vol 145 (NO 8) Aug 2010
Grand Challenges Canada paper exploring core components
Open Letter to Young Surgeons interested in Humanitarian Surgery, Archives of Surgery, Feb 2010
Improving Surgery Service - D. Ozgediz
McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health - African Innovation
Key Facts on disability from the Guardian UK
The Lancet: Richard Reznick - article: leading innovator Surgical Education
Medical schools in sub-Saharan Africa: The Lancet, Volume 377, Issue 9771
Pages 1113 - 1121, 26 March 2011
doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61961-7Cite or Link Using DOI
Published Online: 11 November 2010
Provision of Surgical Care by International Organizations in Developing Countries: Preliminary Report, Kelly McQueen, World J Surgery DOI 10.1007/s00268-009-0181-5
Surgery and Global Health: A View Beyond the OR by Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Kim
Surgical Care Conflict - MSF Congo
SURG 512 - Global Disabilities includes the importance of the non-communicable diseases
The Guardian tells us why this matters
Surgical Care perspectives Distinguished UBC Surgery Alumnus, Dr. Haile Debas, Executive Director of the University of California, San Francisco Global Health Sciences is also the Founder and first Chair of the Consortium for Universities for Global Health. Read more about Dr. Debas views on Surgical Care
Telehealth in the Developing World, IDRC UBC's Dr. Kendall Ho, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the e-Health Strategy Office in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (Canada) is one of the editors of this new (2009) publication. Specific to surgery is Chapter 18 - Telemedical Support for Surgeons in Ecuador
The Global Distribution of Access to Surgical Services (The Lancet)
The Political Economy of Emergency and Essential Surgery in Global Health-World J Surg (2010) 34: 2003-2006
What is the Point of Surgery? (The Lancet)
WHO Surgical Safety Checklist has Value Worldwide
Bibliography --Surgical Disease Kelly McQueen, of ASAP and a SURG 510 alumnus has compiled this very helpful surgical care bibliography for 2008-2009.
Ghana - Neuroscience Branch member and UBC Professor Emeritus Felix Durity has been actively involved in establishing a neuroscience program in Ghana. The Globe and Mail discusses this important work involving Dr. Asante.
Uganda - Health Workforce Health Affairs (August 2009): Job Satisfaction And Morale In The Ugandan Health Workforce The Ministry of Health must focus on ways to keep health care workers from leaving their jobs -- or leaving the country altogether.
Kampala Public Health - The 7 deadly sins of humanitarian medicine
Partnership assessment Toolkit (Dec 2009)—developed by CCGHR with IDRC funding this toolkit provides a useful "how to" implement and manage a health research partnership
Global health workers - imagine addressing the issue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCSmIYmPOi4
Branch members Claire Weeks and Peter Wing recently returned from Nepal where they have focussed on spinal injuries. Watch this great video and learn more about the Spinal Centre in Nepal.