GHRG-ST Stakeholder Meeting – November 2018

The GHRG-ST team travelled to B.K.L. Walawalker Rural Medical College,
Chiplun, Indiato attend the Association of Rural Surgeons of India’s 26thAnnual National Conference and held the 2ndAnnual GHRG-ST Stakeholder Meeting at the college.

Prof David Jayne and Noel Aruparayil presented the work of the group at the ARSICON conference, the GHRG-ST conference took place on the 25thNovember 2018.


The GHRG-ST annual meeting morning session was split into two parallel sessions, the first one was Engineering Innovations for Global Surgery in the Rural Setting and the second was Training of Gasless Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques.  In the afternoon there was a mixture of lectures and workshops.

The GHRG-ST annual meeting was attended by 50 attendees from India and the UK.  Our next annual meeting will be held in Sierra Leone at the end of this year.

Medical and Surgical Camps, October 2018

The Bhalukpong Hope Health Centre recently undertook a charitable diagnostic medical and surgical camp from 19th – 27th October 2018.  The objective was to take healthcare to patients in very remote villages.

The camp was led by our principle investigator in North East India, Dr Jesudian Gnanaraj and Dr Jumsang Sidisow from Hope Health Centre in Arunachal Pradesh

Click here to find out more about the camp

9th Annual HBIOMED-SL Symposium

Dr Ibrahim Bundu presented the GHRG-ST FIXT trial at the 9th Annual HBIOMED-SL symposium being held at Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown from 17th – 19th October 2018.

The symposium included scientific presentations and poster sessions, there was also targeted discussions to promote collaborations among researchers

Research Seminar, Tim Nunn – 12th July 2018

Dr Tim Nunn from CURE International delivered a seminar to the GHRG-ST group yesterday on his research experience in management of clubfoot in Ethiopia.

Tim is a UK trained Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeon who is working in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a NGO sector hospital called CURE.

His main interest is delayed presenting clubfoot which is a very commonly seen condition in Ethiopia. It is a poorly researched topic in which evidence of best practice has not been established.

Delft University of Technology visit

Academics and researchers from Delft University of Technology visited the University of Leeds on 6th/7th June 2018.  Professor Jenny Dankleman, Professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Interventional Techniques, Roos Oosting, PhD student and Julie Fleischer, researcher in the field of Global Surgery at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering.

Professor Dankleman delivered a seminar speech for the Robotics at Leeds Seminar Series.  Click here for more information and abstract for the seminar. Following the seminar there was a tour of the STORM laboratory and Surgical Technologies facilities within the Faculty of Engineering.

A series of talks and a workshop were held to formulate research collaborations in surgical engineering for low resource settings were held on 7th June 2018 at St James’s University Hospital.


Millennium Alliance Awards 2018

The Millennium Alliance program is organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to encourage innovations that have significant impact on the Society. The awards attract thousands of applications and undergo a rigorous process of selection. One of the awardees in 2018 in the Health Sector was Dr J Gnanaraj, our PI from SEESHA Karunya Hospital.

Click here for the Millennium Alliance award webpage for more details of the project.