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  • WCA Global Health Workshops

    GPAS and collaborators are proud to be participating in several global health workshops at the World Congress of Anesthesia 2016 in Hong Kong. Themes include: "Ethics of Global Health collaborations" and the "Role of non physician anaesthetists in Africa." Click here for a current list (and links to live streams).

    Posted at August 10, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Dr. Cathy Kilyewala presents at Bethune Round Table

    Senior Scholar in Surgery Dr. Cathy Kilyewala was invited to present GPAS work on harmonization to the Annual Bethune Round Table 2016 in Halifax.

    Posted at June 9, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) 2016

    GPAS participated in the first meeting of the Global Initiative for Children's Surgery (GICS) that brought together providers of children's surgery in LMICs to: Surgical needs for children have generally not been clearly defined through existing initiatives in global health and in child health despite the fact that ...

    Posted at May 29, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • 2015 Pre-Conference Workshops Kampala

    Pre-conference workshops have wrapped up. Special thanks to all who participated.   BMET - "Stuff even a doctor should be able to fix"  GPAS Senior Scholars Cosmas Kambere and Patricia Nyakecho hosted a fantastic BMET skills workshop for physicians entitled "Stuff even a doctor can fix." Cosmas and Patricia are Mulago Hospital Biomedial Engineering Technicians (BMET) and hosted ...

    Posted at September 24, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Anaesthesia MMed Orientation Week 2015

    Week 1 of orientation is complete! New MMeds had 5 days of lectures about preoperative assessment, airway management, anesthetic induction/maintenance/emergence, and common intraoperative problems. They've also been introduced to BLS and ACLS, and had one-on-one training in mask ventilation, intubation, and advanced airway techniques. Each afternoon included simulation sessions at the Makerere Surgical Skills lab, incorporating major teaching points and allowing them to ...

    Posted at September 11, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Co-Founder Dr. Mabweijano recognized by President Museveni

    Recently, GPAS Co-Founder and Director Dr. Jackie Mabweijano received a Distinguished Citizens Medal for her contributions to the development of Uganda. A well-deserved award for her ongoing commitment to global surgery.

    Posted at May 16, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • New module for Learners in Women’s Health in Low Resource Settings & other updates f/GPAS Ob/gyn

    With support by the APGO Medical Education Endowment Fund Grant Program, GPAS co-directors (Meg Autry & Felicia Lester) helped design a multi-media, case-based curriculum to prepare clinician learners to work in under-resourced settings with appropriate preparation for the clinical challenges facing the facility and the socioeconomic and cultural challenges underlying the patient’s experience. The online curriculum “Learners in Women’s Health in Low ...

    Posted at May 2, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Rethinking Aid to Africa in the Age of Ebola

    The West African Ebola epidemic is now the deadliest such outbreak the world has ever seen. According to the World Health Organization, to date there have been 13,042 cases diagnosed and a 37% fatality rate. Healthcare systems in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are collapsing under the strain of unprecedented caseloads. International observers have reported sub-standard use of containment protocols, clinics short on protective gear, and burial workers have gone out on strike. The ...

    Posted at November 15, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • New Anesthesia and Surgical Simulation Center in Kampala

    GPAS has an ongoing commitment to improving educational infrastructure for trainees at Makerere and Mulago Hospital. To further this goal, we have set up a simulation center on Makerere CHS campus to help trainees get hands-on experience and develop team-building skills. With the leadership of GPAS Senior Scholars, several MMeds and the help of a few GPAS partners (UCSF, UBC, UW)  the skills lab ...

    Posted at October 15, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 Comment
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