Our team on the ground gives an overview of how SURG-Africa looks and works in Zambia
This video illustrates the experience of running SURG-Africa (Scaling Up Safe Surgery for District and Rural populations in Africa) in district hospitals in Zambia. SURG-Africa is a 4 year implementation research project (2016-2020) which aims to scale up safe accessible surgery for district and rural populations in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. This is being achieved through establishing the effectiveness of a district level surgical supervision model, thus enabling surgeon specialists to be trainers and mentors of district hospital staff. SURG-Africa supports ministries of health from partner countries to scale-up district-level safe surgery country-wide.
Dr John Kachimba, our SURG-Africa Principal Investigator in Zambia, gives a brief overview of how SURG-Africa activities help address the local needs at district level hospitals in Zambia.