MISSION AND VISION
By implementing integrated pediatric surgical programs, we envision that every child will have access to timely life saving surgical care in East Africa & beyond.
SURGICAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH GROUP AT A GLANCE
Here at Surgical Systems Research Group, we are driven to rapidly expand access to life saving children's surgical care by generating accurate and timely data on the burden of pediatric surgical diseases and building capacity for pediatric surgical care.
For accurate and timely data collection.
To determine the burden of pediatric surgical diseases at the community level, we conduct routine household surveys.
SURGICAL SYSTEMS ASSESSMENTS & MONITORING & EVALUATION OF KEY SURGICAL INDICATORS
For increased accountability
We use digitized tools to perform surgical systems assessments & to collect data on key surgical indicators including surgical volume, post-operative outcomes, and use of the WHO surgical safety checklist.
Up-skilling the health workforce with partners to expand access to life saving children's surgery
Capacity building focusing on the most common emergent and elective pediatric surgical conditions.
Mentoring youth for a better tomorrow
We had our first regional Hackathon in conjunction with the TICH scientific conference in August 2018 with young people from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The winning solution will connect adolescent mothers to health facilities to reduce adolescent maternal deaths.