WHO WE ARE

 

The Global Initiative for Children's Surgery is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status in the United States.  The current Board of Directors is as follows:

  • Diana Farmer (Chair):  USA

  • Kokila Kakhoo (Chair Elect):  UK

  • Emmanuel Ameh (Secretary):  Nigeria

  • Doruk Ozgediz (Treasurer):  USA

  • Tahmina Banu:  Bangladesh

  • Keith Oldham:  USA

  • Dan Poenaru:  Canada

  • Stephen Bickler:  USA

  • Marilyn Butler:  USA

  • Sabina Siddiqui:  USA

  • Vrishna Madhuri:  India

  • John Sekabira:  Uganda

  • Neema Kaseje:  USA

  • Benjamin Yapo:  Papua New Guinea

  • Rashmi Kumar:  Kenya

  • Patrick Kamalo:  Malawi

  • Lily Saldana:  Peru

  • Zipporah Gathuya:  Kenya

  • Bertille Ki:  Burkina Faso

  • Michael Cooper:  Australia

DELEGATES TO GICS WASHINGTON DC

The second GICS meeting in Washington DC  was a success due to the commitment and hard work of nearly 100 participants from 40 different countries. Participants included individual care providers, representatives from non-governmental organizations, academicians, policy makers, and hospital administrators. GICS thanks everyone who attended and contributed to the work of making safe surgery available to children everywhere.