GlobalSurg & The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery

Improving surgical outcomes through collaborative research

Making surgery safer for patients all around the world

Priority Setting

Setting the research agenda

GlobalSurg & The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery are working together through annual research prioritisation workshops to set the research agenda based on patient need in LMIC.

Information Gathering

Cohort & Feasibility Studies

GlobalSurg conduct international cohort studies, generating crucial background data for feasibility studies and trials carried out in NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery LMIC hub countries.

Evidence Generation

Evidence to improve surgical outcomes

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery is conducting international randomised controlled trials in selected low and middle income partner hub countries. GlobalSurg studies are open to any hospitals, any where.

Sustainability

Building Sustainable Research for the Future

Developing trans-continental randomised controlled trials and national guidelines to build sustainable research capacity and implement change in surgical practice in LMICs.

Training

Fostering the surgical leaders of tomorrow

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery  is supporting fully funded Fellowships for surgeons in LMIC as well as providing open access training resources to support surgical researchers all around the world.

“Delivering safe and effective surgical care across the world is one of the greatest challenges facing global health today”.

Professor Dion Morton, Co-Director, NIHR GSU

“Over 5 billion people around the world lack access to safe affordable surgical care”

The Lancet Commission 2017

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (GSU): conducting local research within a global network:

6 NIHR GSU research hubs in LMIC

1 NIHR GSU Centre recently opened in Benin

3 continents

40 spoke hospitals

Ensuring all patients have the opportunity to take part in our research. 

Bringing together surgeons, researchers and policy makers to set the local research agenda according to patient need in LMIC.