Centre for Global Surgery
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Clinical Services and Social Impact

Social Impact​

Our work improves the health and economic productivity of persons with surgical conditions

  • Rural and urban communities have better knowledge of surgical conditions
  • Our stakeholder trainings improve access to surgical care
  • We are creating a pipeline of global surgery researchers in Africa
  •  Policymakers are adopting mechanisms to strengthen surgical systems

Indigenous Knowledge Healers and Diabetes Screening, 11-15 March 2024, Madwaleni, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The Centre for Global Surgery team spent a week in Madwaleni in the rural Eastern Cape educating indigenous knowledge healers on diabetes and foot infection. The team held focus groups, two days of training, and a multi-stakeholder workshop. Healers were trained on the basics of diabetes and foot infection and taught to use screening tools for risk assessment​

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