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A Symposium -
The Practicalities of Delivering Surgical Care in LMICs

Due to unprecedented interest in our complete operating room packages, tailor made for LMICs and the disaster relief environment, we're pleased to announce a symposium to explore this area at our headquarters in Bedford on 9th November 2021.

Places are limited to just 20, so please register your interest as soon as possible. There is no charge for the symposium.

What's in the programme?

Welcome, objectives for the day

Surgery in LMICs – the global picture

What are the elements of an effective LMIC operating room?

What are the practical challenges of providing a sustainable operating room in LMICs? What are the solutions?

The operating room. Practical demonstration and discussion sessions in groups covering:

    • Sterilisation
    • Anaesthesia and Recovery
    • Surgery

Group sessions: Designing and implementing strategies for long term effective surgical solutions

Feedback on group work

Guest lecture by Professor Chris Lavy: A lifetime working and creating new hospitals in Africa

A C-section being carried out in a remote clinic in the DRC

About our Guest Speaker

Professor Chris Lavy


Professor Chris Lavy is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who has spent over 25 years working in LMICs where he has also had extensive experience in building and commissioning numerous hospitals. He has worked as a commissioner for the Lancet Commission for Global Surgery and is a Principal Investigator for SURG-Africa. Medical Aid International has worked with Professor Lavy for 12 years in both a research support capacity and with equipping the new CURE Orthopaedic Hospital in Bulawayo Zimbabwe.

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