Join a GICS working group or committee to share your expertise

GICS strives to provide opportunities for all members to take ownership and contribute to the areas of children's surgery they are passionate about.  Please take a look at the list of working groups below and email GICS if you are interested in becoming involved with any of the groups.

Working Groups (Facilitators)

Anesthesia (Zipporah Gathuya)
Cardiac Surgery (Eltayeb Ahmed)
Critical Care (Rashmi Kumar)
Dental/Oral Surgery (Sunday Ajike)
General Surgery (Basil Leodoro)
Neurosurgery (Anthony Figaji,William Harkness)
Nursing (Edna Adan)
Ophthalmology (pending)
Orthopedic Surgery (Vrisha Madhuri)
Otolaryngology (Shazie Peer)
Pediatric General Surgery (Soji Ademuyiwa)
Plastic Surgery (Peter Nthumba)
Radiology (Cicero Silva)
Trauma Surgery (pending)
Urology (Bankole Rouma)


Committees (Facilitators)

Financing, Advocacy, Policy (Lubna Samad)
Infrastructure, Standards, Verification (including OReCS) (Emmanuel Ameh)
Research, Data, Quality Improvement (Tahmina Banu)
Training, Human Resources, Education (Neema Kaseje)
Website, Networking, and Communications (Marilyn Butler)
Publications (Keith Oldham)
Research Webinar (Emily Smith, Dan Poenaru)
Newsletter (Marilyn Butler, Sarah Cairo)
Core Operations and Logistics (Naomi Wright)


Please contact us if you are interested in joining any of the working groups


Complete a needs assessment survey to help us understand where you practice

GICS is committed to identifying the best methods to improve access to safe surgery for children all over the world and you can help.  We have created a needs assessment tool to help us better understand the different environments in which children receive surgical care. Start getting involved with GICS today by filling out one of our needs assessment forms on your hospital or health system. 

We have two versions of the form.  The first allows you to simply fill in the blanks to help us understand the gaps in your health system. The second has the same fill in the blank section, but also a detailed series of questions to help us understand what resources people have and what they need.