WHO publishes Global Guidelines for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection
RESEARCH
Nov 03, 2016

WHO publishes Global Guidelines for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection

These new, first ever Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site Infection include a list of 29 concrete recommendations distilled by 20 of the world’s leading experts from 26 reviews of the latest evidence. The recommendations have also been published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and are designed to address the increasing burden of health care-associated infections on both patients and health care systems globally. This is a world first and will be welcomed by doctors and patients alike. ... Read More

Sarah Lombardo MD, Publishes Invited Commentary
EDUCATION
Aug 03, 2016

Sarah Lombardo MD, Publishes Invited Commentary

"Invited Commentary: Reshaping Surgery as an Emerging Global Health Priority", receives significant advance attention prior to official publication date. Sarah was awarded funding for Global Surgery field-research in Mongolia in 2015-2016.... Read More

Nicholas Kristof Garners Attention for "Neglected Stepchild"
RECOGNITION
Apr 20, 2016

Nicholas Kristof Garners Attention for "Neglected Stepchild"

In New York Times blog "Surgery: Neglected Stephchild of Global Health" Kristof highlights the 8 million that are casualties of systemic failure in health care delivery. Kristof was keynote speaker at the 2015 Extreme Affordability Conference, organized by the Center for Global Surgery.... Read More

World Bank adds Surgical Indicators
RESEARCH
Apr 07, 2016

World Bank adds Surgical Indicators

Four Surgical Indicators have been added to the World Bank's Data Repository, as a result of effective petitioning and advocacy efforts last year. Representatives from the University's Center for Global Surgery were signatories. ... Read More