This week launches the 5th Annual Global Surgery Symposium, March 26-27 and will hosted by University of Utah students to explore the nuts & bolts of careers within global surgery, and the mechanics of successful global and south-south partnerships. Registration is free and will have keynotes translated into Spanish & French Language. For more information, register here:... Read MorePediatrics,Global Health,Anesthesiology,Obstetrics and Gynecology,Surgery
Center for Global Surgery
The Center for Global Surgery is a network of providers and professionals at the University of Utah who envision a world where safe, effective, and affordable surgical and emergency obstetric care is accessible to all people.
Spanning multiple departments in close integrated collaboration, the Center positions Surgery and OB-GYN faculty, residents, and medical students to participate more closely in solving the most vexing problems in global health.
Vision We envision a world where safe, effective, and affordable surgical care is accessible to everyone.
Mission We advocate for improved access to surgery worldwide, create innovative solutions with measureable impact, and train leaders to solve the most vexing problems in global health.
The University of Utah Center for Global Surgery joins the Departments of Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology in a federation of linked global health programs essential to the development access to surgical systems worldwide.
The potential impact of universal access to essential obstetric surgery is enormous. It has been estimated that such access could prevent “37% of the aggregate burden of maternal and perinatal deaths and newborn morbidity” (McCaw-Binns, 2015). Of the 5 billion cited by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, an estimated 2.4 billion are female. (2020 Navarro et al, IJMCH)
“OB/GYN services are linked to the environments that support the treatment of other surgical conditions, both requiring widely available anesthesia capabilities... Moving forward to address more comprehensively the surgical burden of disease requires the coalescence of a global health agenda, with a strong collaboration between OB/GYN, surgery, and anesthesia to lead the next generation of global public health interventions.”
(FJW Anderson, et. al, 2018; “Obstetrics and gynecology in global health: Lessons learned for advancing public health to achieve universal health care”; Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons)
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Dr. Catherine DeVries has been honored for her 30+ years of commitment to the surgical patient. Named by Urology Care Foundation as the inaugural recipient for its Humanitarian Recognition award, Dr. DeVries is a globally recognized leader within her subspecialty and as Founding Director of the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery.... Read MorePediatrics,Global Health,Obstetrics and Gynecology,Surgery,Anesthesiology
Representatives from the University of Utah met with leaders of Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) to approve new collaborative agreements focused on global surgery activities. The MOU formalizes activities linking three institutions and features CCTH as a site of activity fo Minimally Invasive Surgery training, Women’s Health, ENT- outreach, and international elective surgical rotation.... Read MoreSurgery,Pediatrics,Anesthesiology,Global Health,Obstetrics and Gynecology