We are working to build safe and effective surgical care for all of the
world’s children, no exceptions.
GICS passionately believes that every child must have access to safe surgical care.
Our mission is to define and promote optimal resources for children’s surgery in resource-poor regions.
We do this by engaging with providers of all disciplines of children’s surgical care around the world.
We welcome you to the fourth meeting of the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery, where we will continue our efforts to improve the surgical care of children worldwide. We gather providers from all subspecialties caring for children with surgical problems, and we take our guidance from the perspectives of our low- and middle-income country colleagues. Join us as we develop “Strategies for Implementation.”
Click here to learn more about the program, the venue, accommodation, and getting to Johannesburg.
Registration is now open!
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Article published in the WHO Bulletin estimates gaps in surgical services for children worldwide, particularly in LMICs. Authors include GICS members Emmanuel Ameh, Doruk Ozgediz, and Stephen Bickler. Click here to read the article.read more
Merging the old GICS website with that of the Global Paediatric Surgery Network, our new website includes the following new features: Leadership biographies GICS partnerships Publications Past newsletters Events calendar and more With the merging of GICS with the...read more
See details under Events/Courses. Full Bursary available for 10 African surgeons, and course Bursary available for 10 LMIC surgeons.read more
Steve Bickler and colleagues have published an executive summary of the OReCS document that was refined by all GICS members, defining optimal manpower and equipment resources for the provision of children's surgery at each level of the health care system. Click here...read more
Naomi Wright and other GICS members have published an article in the World Journal of Surgery article, summarizing the history and aspirations of GICS. Click here to read the open source article.read more
The fourth meeting of the Global Initiative for Children's Surgery has been announced. Note change from original dates. Full details to follow.read more