Educational Links

The Lancet Countdown 

The Lancet Countdown 2018 Policy Brief

The Lancet Countdown 2017 Report


The Sphere Handbook:

World Health Organization “Surgery at the District Hospital”:


Surgery at the District Hospital Powerpoint lectures:


Primary Surgery Text Volume 1 :–training/journal-club/global-surgery–anesthesia-journal-club.aspx

Behind the Knife podcast, particularly episodes 69, 70, and 71 (interviews with Dr. John Meara, Dr. Mark Shrime, Dr. Robert Riviello, and Dr. James Peck).


Mayo Clinic Global Surgery Journal Club Articles:

Gupta B, Gautam PL, Katyal S, Gautam N. Hot Climate and Perioperative Outcome in Trauma Patients. J Clin Diagn Res. 2016;10(4):UC01-5.

Anderson GA, et al. Surgical volume and postoperative mortality rate at a referral hospital in Western Uganda: Measuring the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery indicators in low-resource settings.  Surgery. 2017.

Ng-Kamstra JS, et al.  Use and definitions of perioperative mortality rates in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Ng-Kamstra JS, et al. Lancet. 2015.

Thomas Burke, et al. A Safe-Anesthesia Innovation for Emergency and Life-Improving Surgeries when no Anesthetist is Available: A Descriptive Review of 193 Consecutive Surgeries. World J Surg (2015)39:2.

Sudha Jayaraman, et al. First Things First: Effectiveness and Scalability of a Basic Prehospital Trauma Care Program for Lay First-Responders in Kampala, Uganda. PLoSOne Sept(2009)4:9.

Blake C Alkire et al. Global access to surgical care: a modelling study.  The Lancet 2015.

When a hospital becomes a prison. The Lancet 2017.

Benjamin J Lerman et al. Beyond Infrastructure: Understand why patients decline surgery in the developing world. Annals of Surgery 2017.

Ozgediz D, Wang J, Jayaraman S, Ayzengart A, et al. Surgical training and global health: Initial results of a 5 year partnership with a surgical training program in a low-income country. Arch Surg. 2008;143(9):860-865.

Cook M, Howard B, Yu A, et al. A consortium approach to surgical education in a developing country: Educational needs assessment. JAMA Surg. 2015;150(11):1074-1078.

Raghavendran K, Misra M, Mulholland M. The role of academic institutions in global health: Building partnerships with low-and middle-income countries. JAMA Surgery. 2017;152(2)123-124.