PaedSurg Africa

PaedSurg Africa 2018-09-18T14:59:24+00:00

PaedSurg Africa is a multi-centre research collaboration of surgeons, anaesthetists and allied health professionals undertaking neonatal and paediatric surgery throughout sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Collectively, the collaboration has produced the largest prospective cohort study of paediatric surgery in this region of the world.

The primary aim was to compare the outcomes of five common neonatal and paediatric surgical conditions between SSA and high-income countries.

Data was collected between October 2016 to April 2017 on five conditions (gastroschisis, anorectal malformation, appendicitis, inguinal hernia and intussusception). This involved 220 collaborators from 76 hospitals in 23 countries collecting data on 1407 children.

The results are due to be published shortly. It has since been presented (and will continue to be presented) at numerous conferences across the world.

For a collaborator perspective of PaedSurg Africa, visit our blog to read about the experiences of Dr. Nurudeen Abdulraheem (Nigeria) and Dr. Theophilus Teddy (Ghana).

 


 

When Presenter, Name (institution)Conference
July 2016 - April 2017All collaboratorsPresentations by collaborators to their local teams
1st July 2016Naomi Wright (King's College London)British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) Conference, Amsterdam
1st September 2016Naomi Wright (King's College London) & PaedSurg Africa CollaboratorsPan-African Paediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA) Conference, Lagos, Nigeria
1st October 2016Naomi Wright (King's College London)Global Initiative for Children's Surgery (GICS) Conference, Washington, USA
1st October 2016Naomi Wright (King's College London)World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) Conference, Washington, USA
1st December 2016Naomi Wright (King's College London) & PaedSurg Africa CollaboratorsCollege of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Conference, Mombasa, Kenya
1st December 2016Nurudeen Abdulraheem (University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria)Global Initiative for Children's Surgery (GICS) International Research Webinar
1st March 2017Elizabeth Ogboli-Nwasor (Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria)West African College of Surgeons (WACS) Conference, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
1st April 2017Naomi Wright (King's College London)Global Surgical Frontiers (GSF) Conference, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK
1st June 2017Riikka Valjakka (Boroma Regional Hospital, Somaliland)Finnish Paediatric Surgical Association Conference, Finland
1st June 2017Hope Phiri (Lusaka University Teaching Hospital, Zambia)Physician and Non-Physician Anaesthesia Conference, Lusaka, Zambia
1st July 2017Naomi Wright (King's College London)British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) Conference, London, UK
1st August 2017Nurudeen Abdulraheem (University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria)World Congress of Surgery (WCS), Basil, Switzerland *** This was the first presentation of the results, prior to this presentations were of the study concept to recruit collaborators.
1st September 2017Naomi Wright (King's College London)Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (CAPGAN) Conference, Lusaka, Zambia
1st October 2017Naomi Wright (King's College London)World Anaesthesia Society (WAS) Seminar, London, UK
1st November 2017Amarylis Mapurisa (on behalf of Emma Thompson), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre, MalawiMalawi Research Dissemination Conference
1st December 2017Professor Stephen Tabiri (Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana, West Africa)Ghana Surgical Research Society in collaboration with Ghana College of Surgeons, West African College of Surgeons and International College of Surgeons at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons
1st December 2017Sinkeet Ranketi (Tenwek Hospital, Kenya)College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Conference, Maputo, Mozambique
1st January 2018Jacques Fadhili Bake (HEAL Africa Hospital, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo)Global Initiative for Children's Surgery (GICS) Conference, Vellore, India
1st March 2018Omolara Williams (Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria)West African College of Surgeons (WACS) Conference, Banjul, The Gambia
1st March 2018Charles Carapinha (Johannesburg)C4K (Clinicians for Kids) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa
1st May 2018Theophilus Teddy Kojo Anyomih (Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale, Ghana)InciSioN Global Surgery Conference, Leuven, Belgium
1st May 2018Luc Malemo (HEAL Africa Hospital, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo)Bethune Round Table for Global Surgery, Toronto, Canada
1st July 2018Theophilus Teddy Kojo Anyomih (Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale, Ghana)Extreme Affordability Conference, Ghana
1st July 2018Naomi Wright (King’s College London, UK)British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) Conference, Liverpool, UK (PaedSurg Africa won the President’s Prize).
1st August 2018Nayha Gautam (East London, South Africa)South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons (SAAPS) Conference, Pretoria, South Africa (submitted, pending outcome)

When Presenter, Name (institution)Conference
1st September 2018Theophilus Teddy Kojo Anyomih (Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale, Ghana)Medical Knowledge Fiesta 2018. Rethinking medical education to meet contemporary health care needs. Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ridge, Accra (submitted abstract)
1st September 2018Lofty-John Chukwuemeka (Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria)Association of Paediatric Surgeons of Nigeria (APSON) Conference, Kano, Nigeria (pending submission)
1st November 2018Stella Eguma (University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria)Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
1st November 2018Helle Moustapha (Naimey National Hospital, Niger)African Society of Pediatric Surgery (SACP), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
1st November 2018Afua Hesse (Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana)Pan-African Paediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (pending submission)
TBC 2018Robert Jaich (Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa)South African Research Society, South Africa
September 2017 onwardsAll collaboratorsMany collaborators have presented the results locally, nationally and internationally with the principal investigator co-ordinating international activities