What is a surgical referral? How does it impact people living in rural areas? Why are we trying to reduce unnecessary referrals from district hospitals?
Chiara Pittalis explains in this Take a Minute video the main aspects of this.
In low and middle-income countries, surgical outcome data are often not reported, and often unreliable making it difficult to estimate the volume and quality of surgical care.
Having a strong Surgical Information System is essential and Professor Ruairi Brugha tells us why in this new Take a Minute video.
How did we achieve 30% reduction in unnecessary surgical referrals, providing teaching opportunities for district clinicians and improving feedback and communication - all at the same time?
Our colleague Gerald Mawapasa tells us more about this in a new Take a Minute video.
Group Model Building is part of SURG-Africa methodology to understand the needs of district hospitals. Through this method, people are brought together to discuss their realities at work and how to improve them.
Dr Henk Broekhuizen, a postdoctoral researcher, tells us more in this Take a minute video.
SURG-Africa used the Training for Trainers as part of its methodology to provide all mentors with the same set of tools. Mentees in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia received the same quality training.
Professor Chris Lavy from Oxford University tells us about it.
SURG-Africa uses the Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach engaging relevant stakeholders in the sector, in Tanzania, Malawi & Zambia for the design of a country-specific, needs-driven intervention.
Take a minute to learn about PAR thanks to Grace Dury, NDORMS, University of Oxford.