Surgery On The Shoulders of Giants -Free virtual book signing

May 25, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin About the book Surgery on the Shoulders of Giants is a heart-wrenching but ultimately uplifting collection of letters written during the medical travels of Saqib Noor, a surgeon in training and a doctor passionate about healthcare in impoverished areas of the world. Saqib qualified from Nottingham Medical School in...

Global Surgery Day 2020

May 24, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin One.Surgery is once more excited to announce a schedule of amazing activity for Global Surgery Day 2020! We will initially be promoting the beautiful and inspirational poem, "We are One.Surgery", dedicated to global surgery, written by Emmanuel Abiodun Ahiatrogah and Saqib Noor. Secondly, we are even more excited...

We are One.Surgery

May 24, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin A message from Dr Saqib Noor, founder of One.Surgery: Dearest viewers, It has been three years since I stopped writing and publishing my reflections on the lack of adequate surgical healthcare around the world. At that moment in my life, rather than write my own personal experiences, I dedicated...

Adrien Proust, the man who wanted to confine everyone

May 22, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Adrien Proust (1834-1903) was one of the pioneers of social distancing, quarantine, the modern cordon sanitaire and confinement, which he called "sequestration". He boasted that he had not contracted any diseases, keeping his distance from patients and washing his hands and face frequently. Had he lived today, the hygienist...

Operations to lose weight: sleeve, bypass or gastric band?

May 20, 2020: Posted by Mohamed Kahna Note: The goal of the article is to spread awareness, so does not constitute medical advice and medical opinion should be sought for further information because the diagnosis may differ for each patient. When you are severely overweight and want to lose several dozen kilos, it is possible to...

Impact of COVID-19 on the Surgical Ecosystem

May 17, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj The CovidSurg collaborative study estimates that over 28 million operations could be cancelled or postponed during the peak 12 weeks of COVID-19 related disruptions (2,367,050 operations per week). Breaking this down, this includes 81.7% of benign surgery, 37.7% of cancer surgery, and 25.4% of elective caesarean sections globally. Even...

What African countries can do about ensuring safer surgery – The Conversation

May 13, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer surgery in their hospitals and clinics. These include the surgical safety checklist and safe childbirth...

Big Data in Surgery

May 11, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj COVID-19 has taught us many things including that information is surplus, rapidly evolving and grows exponentially. The huge amount of data associated with ongoing COVID19 studies is definitely a boon for the society which is still developing its understanding of the diseases but also a bane if not...

Say Hello to One Bot! The first bot dedicated to #globalsurgery

May 9, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin One Bot Surgery, lovingly known as "One Bot" is the very first automated bot dedicated to the global surgery movement, powered by One.Surgery. One Bot's task is very simple - to advocate for global surgery whilst sharing its vast knowledge about all that is happening within the community,...