Do trauma courses change practice? A qualitative review of 20 courses in East, Central and Southern Africaby Grace Le
Identifying the Unique Non-Technical Skills Used by Surgeons Operating in Low and Middle Income Contextsby Global Musculoskeletal
As surgical training and capacity increase in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), new strategies for improving surgical education and care in resource-poor settings are required. Non-technical skills (NTS) have been identified as critical to high-quality surgical performance in high-income countries (HICs), but little is known about the NTS used by surgeons in LMICs. This study aims to identify the non-technical skills used by surgeons operating in a LMIC context.
In East, Central and Southern Africa accurate data on the current surgeon workforce have previously been limited. The surgical workforce in each of the ten member countries of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) was determined by gathering and crosschecking data from multiple sources including COSECSA records, medical council registers, local surgical societies records, event attendance lists and interviews of Members and Fellows of COSECSA, and validating this by direct contact with the surgeons identified.
Evidence-based medicine for all: what we can learn from a programme providing free access to an online clinical resource to health workers in resource-limited settingsby Global Musculoskeletal
In 2009, the Global Health Delivery Project collaborated with UpToDate to provide free subscriptions to qualifying health workers in resource-limited settings.