Cryptocurrency and Global Surgery

April 9, 2020: Posted by Saqib Noor Cryptocurrency is a borderless, decentralised way of transferring stored value from person to person, instantly and throughout the world, with negligible costs. Since the first bitcoin was mined in 2009, the technology powering cryptocurrency has exponentially advanced, with the development of hundreds of currencies (or alt-coins), multiple exchanges to trade these currencies and easy to use crypto-wallets that allow any user to download a virtual wallet and start owning currency almost immediately.  Although cryptocurrency is not yet ubiquitous in the majority of the world's day to day life, it is becoming more prevalent and certainly...

Happy World Health Day to everyone around the world!

April 7, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Happy World Health Day to everyone around the world Right now, our healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that’s spreading rapidly throughout our city, state and nation. These brave souls cannot shelter-in-place with their loved ones or stay 6 feet away from sick patients. They are putting themselves in the path of this virus around the world in this unprecedented crisis. The stakes are high and the challenges innumerable — too little information, dwindling personal protective equipment, changing protocols and no second chances. Yet, our doctors, nurses, technicians,...

One Surgery 2nd Birthday Competition Winners!

March 30, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin During this worldwide lockdown, One Surgery is excited to give some good news and announce the winners of it's 2nd birthday competition! We would like to thank all those who participated and engaged with the competition rules! The winner on Twitter is @SpinBurst and on Facebook, Abdul Butt. We will be contacting the winners privately to arrange their preferred t-shirt colour and size, before shipping it to their respective addresses free of charge! Of course, with this unexpected worldwide shutdown related to corona virus, we anticipate some delays in shipment from our provider, but...

Time for Global Anesthesia to come forward

March 29, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj COVID19 pandemic or “The Pandemic” has moved at an unprecedented rate, exposing our healthcare systems at the weakest links, not even sparing highly efficient HIC based healthcare systems like NHS. The worst of impact has been felt by anesthesia teams, including many who specialize in intensive care. They have been pushed with their back to the wall, running on bare minimum resources, and stretched to the limit. It is at times like this that we should pool global expertise, insights and resources together and concentrate on defeating this formidable enemy. It is within...

A new community global surgery blog

March 29, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin One.Surgery is pleased to announce the development of an open community blogging service - where anyone can blog on the platform and reach out to the entire surgical community. Users wishing to blog simply register on the One.Surgery website (free) and create their blogging bio. Thereafter, they are free to begin drafting and submitting posts. Each post will initially be screened by the One.Surgery editorial team to ensure the post meets the content and design guidelines, but once approved, the post will be instantly live on the community blog. Users will be able...

The Global Surgery community needs to unite now more than ever

March 27, 2020: Posted by Saqib Noor The world has been turned upside down by an unprecedented pandemic. Whilst the major outbreaks of the corona virus have largely affected China, Europe, and the USA, the rest of the world now holds it's breath at the potential devastation that is yet to come. Healthcare workers are stretched on the front line in the hardest hit nations and all their resources have been diverted to treating and containing the spread of covid-19. Although this contagious condition does not result in a surgically treatable disease, the impact that the pandemic is having on surgical...