The ONE.SURGERY project was originally created in March 2018 by Saqib Noor, a British orthopaedic surgeon who recently completed higher surgical training in Birmingham, UK. After various experiences in low resource settings over the past ten years, publishing his personal diaries and commencing fellowship training, Saqib began this project to create a unifying platform to further support the global surgery movement.
ONE.SURGERY is now run by a growing international team passionate about surgery and improving standards of care worldwide. Using a combination of surgical experience in austere settings, web technology and story telling, One.Surgery hopes to empower, inspire and enlighten all those believing in the same vision.
With the multitude of organisations and phenomenal projects currently being undertaken throughout the world, One.Surgery believes in bringing these voices together, with a particular focus on listening to and supporting the most important stakeholders in all global surgery projects – the patients and those who dutifully provide surgical care to them on a daily basis.
The One.Surgery Team
Saqib is an orthopaedic surgeon, currently on a paediatric orthopaedic fellowship in Toronto, Canada. He has worked in a number of countries throughout the world and remains committed to surgery in low resource settings. After founding One.Surgery, Saqib hopes to continue this work by working with, and developing trauma services for those in the world less privileged than he has been.
Aliyu is a medical doctor from Nigeria. He has been a strong voice in improving access to safe surgical care globally, founding @SurgeryMatters - a social media advocacy platform for Global Surgery. He is a member of several organizations such as the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical care and also an advocacy team member of Incision. He is also the Editor and social media manager of the Global Neurosurgery Initiative.
Ankit is a medical intern, a soon-to-be doctor from Manipal University, India and also an education team member of InciSioN. Already passionate about global health and global surgery, he developed interests in health policy after attending 71st World Health Assembly at Geneva. He wishes to capitalize on his experience of working in low-resources settings to further the agenda of global surgery in LMICs such as India.
Florence Van Belleghem
Florence is a medical student from Belgium and has started her masters at the University of Leuven. She developed a passion for global health after completing a volunteer project in Tanzania. By becoming a member of both InciSioN (Surgical Students Network) and One.Surgery, she hopes to raise awareness and empower like-minded people to ensure access to safer surgery worldwide.
Ben is a final year medical student from Australia passionate about global surgery following a placement in regional Tanzania. To date, Ben has been an advocate for global surgery through his role as President of the Surgical Students’ Society of Melbourne. Ben hopes to further this advocacy work and to directly work towards equitable access to surgical education and resources globally, particularly for neurosurgery and other under-represented surgical specialities.
Hanne is a 1st year masters medical student in the KU Leuven, Belgium. She always had a passion for global health. After volunteering in the Meru District hospital in Tanzania, she joined InciSioN and One.Surgery because she wants to release a united call for access to safe surgery for everyone.
Nadija is a medical doctor from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Throughout her studies, she has volunteered in numerous projects as a passionate member of several students organisations, including InciSion BH and One.Surgery. Nadija wants to make a difference by reaching those who are like-minded, empowering them to see through the eyes of others. Her inspiration is the current state of her homeland.
Bram is a Belgian medical student who has just started his masters at the University of Leuven. After volunteering in a district hospital in Tanzania, his awareness regarding global surgery grew. By joining One.surgery he hopes to spread the word and attract more awareness to the problem.