23rd Nov. 2017 Addenbrooke’s Abroad to Cambridge Global Health Partnerships – celebrating 10 years of activity

"Health partnerships play a crucial role in facilitating the flow of ideas, information and innovation. At their core they inspire, equip and support health professionals to make a difference and to develop new relationships, skills and capabilities." Addenbrooke's Abroad has changed its name to Cambridge Global Health Partnerships to reflect their growth as an organisation with a network of partnerships across the world. NIHR GHRGN is proud to be one of them. 

The event of the 23rd Nov. 2017 celebrated the volunteers of the NHS: Shadi Basyuni, Marta Coll-Lastras and Caroline Stoneham who have dedicated their time to work in LMICs settings training and sharing their knowledge with local healthcare workers but also learning, listening and exploring how to build these partnerships to make them most effective. Read more...

11th Nov. 2017 The Global Neurosurgery Conference, Rabat, Morocco

David Clark and Sara Venturini joining the Global Neurosurgery Conference, the first student-led global surgery conference in Morocco. Jointly organized by IFMSA-Morocco and InciSioN-International Student Surgical Network, this event will introduce the future clinicians and global health leaders to the opportunities and challenges of global surgery with a specific focus on the neurosurgical field.

Medical students and trainees interested in surgery and anesthesia will join an international assembly of experts. Through lectures, panels, interactive workshops and networking opportunities, delegates will learn how to advocate for global surgery and broaden their career’s perspectives.

7th Nov. Brussels, Belgium - Cambridge expert jointly leads push to reduce burden of traumatic brain injury

Substantial reductions in the global burden of traumatic brain injury (TBI) could be achieved with improved policies for prevention, new directions for clinical care, and novel approaches to research.

The findings were presented in The Lancet Neurology Commission on TBI, co-led by Professor David Menon from the Division of Anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Consultant in Neurosciences Critical Care at Cambridge University Hospitals. Professor Menon worked together with Professor Andrew Maas from Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Belgium.

The Commission was launched on the Tuesday 07 November 2017 at the European Parliament and targets policy makers, funders, and patient organisations, as well as health-care professionals. It combines the expertise of over 300 international clinicians and researchers, many of whom are part of the International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury Research (InTBIR). The authors set out clinical and research priorities with 12 key messages and recommendations to reduce the global burden of TBI. Read more...

27th Sept. 2017 The NIHR GHRGN Launch Meeting - A perspective from the University of Cambridge Medical Students

From Bogotá to Bangalore: The NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma Launch

The NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma (GHRGN) launch meeting was held at Robinson College, Cambridge on the 27th of September 2017. It marked the official inception of the Group and brought together representatives of 15 countries, including all 8 partner countries. With delegates from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar to South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Colombia, the hall was a melting pot of neurotrauma expertise. The Group came into fruition as a result of the rising global neurotrauma burden, predominantly in low and middle income countries (LMICs). More than 5 million people die every year as a result of trauma, accounting for 9% of the world’s deaths. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is responsible for many of these deaths and sadly survivors are often left permanently disabled. Critically, 90% of injury-related deaths occur in LMICs while only a small volume of research happens there. Funded through a £1.78 million grant from the Department of Health, the Cambridge Group and its partners aim to improve the prevention, investigation, treatment and outcome of neurotrauma in LMICs. Read more...

4th Sept. -10 Sept. 2017 Visit to Myamnar for National Intensive care Symposium

 

Dr Rowan Burnstein

Dr Tom Bashford

Dr Dhupal Patel

Intensive care provision in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is often under resourced, despite a high
burden of need. Efforts to improve global surgical and anaesthetic care, in line with the recommendations of
the Lancet Common on Global Surgery, will be hampered unless improvements can be made in the quality
and capacity of intensive care. This is particularly pertinent to the care of major trauma patients, with trauma
constituting 11% of the global burden of disease and representing a significant unmet challenge to health care
systems. However effective intensive care underpins all other clinical specialties, providing the ability to
support and treat any patient with organ failure. Intensive care is a complex specialty, and relies on a system
of people, equipment, infrastructure, and care processes to function effectively. Read more...