Global Initiative for Children's Surgery

We envision a future where every child has access to surgical care.
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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.

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What’s happening

New GICS website launched!

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...

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Optimal Resources for Children’s Surgery paper published

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...

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GICS paper published

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.

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Hot off the press - developing & implementing a care bundle to reduce mortality from #gastroschisis in sub-Saharan #Africa: study protocol @wellcometrust #globalsurgery #globalhealth @NickSevdalis @KingsGHI @UNICEF @BAPS1953 @BAPS_IAC @GlobalPaedSurg @WHO

#Thankyou to all #Team members at #GlobalPaedSurg for our recent numbers update! Over 1700 #collaborators, 500 #hospitals, 110 #countries and 1414 #patients have been entered into #REDCap so far!!

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