Centre for Global Surgery​​



The Centre collaborates with partners at national, regional, and international levels to ensure locally developed solutions have a global impact. These collaborations involve key stakeholders who can translate research findings into actionable policies and programs. We aim to broaden our partnerships to include community-based organizations and patient advocacy groups, further enhancing the inclusivity and effectiveness of our initiatives.​



Medecins Sans Frontieres, organizing training for MSF surgeons at Stellenbosch University and participating in collaborative humanitarian surgery research. 

Utstein Metrics steering group co-chair, From Better Data to Better Practice in Surgical, Obstetric and Anesthesia Care" international working group. 

International Research Collaboratives: PGSSC (Harvard University), University of Birmingham, Stanford University, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Imperial College London, Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 

Board of Directors, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, an organization that supports academic institutions and partners. 

World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Advisory Group for Integrated Clinical Care, help advise WHO on clinical primary, emergency, operative, and critical care.​


Southern African Development Community (SADC) NSOAP Task Team, participating in bi-weekly meetings as a technical working group member to strengthen surgical care in the region. 

AfroSurg Collaborative, founding member of a collaboration of southern African surgical stakeholders working to establish a network to improve surgical care in the southern African region. 

University of Botswana, General Surgery Residency Programme in collaboration with the SU, Department of Surgery, organizing training at Tygerberg Hospital for University of Botswana surgical trainees. 

University of Global Health Equity, Masters in Global Health Program Development, programme committee mandated to develop a program aimed at cultivating global surgery leaders. 

Centre for Equity in Global Surgery, University of Global Health Equity (Rwanda) executive planning committee.


Discovery Foundation, Distinguished Visitor Award to improve surgical care in rural Northern Cape. 

Discovery Foundation, Awards Screening Committee, help select clinician awardees selected for their expertise in improving or healthcare in rural and underserved areas. 

South African NSOAP Task Team, writing a national surgical plan with collaborators from University of Witwatersrand, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of the Free State, University of Cape Town, and Stellenbosch University. 

National Health Insurance, working with NHI team to define surgical conditions and pathways for care.

Western Cape Province

To improve policies on surgical delivery in the province through evidence-based solutions. Ongoing projects include evaluation of the Theatre Information system (Gavin Reagon) and the Covid surgery recovery plan (Saadiq Kariem).

Stellenbosch University

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases-lead on surgical infections module for the Postgraduate diploma in infections.

Research Committee of Senate Member, Subcommittee C, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University.  

University of Cape Town

Department of Surgery-collaborative research on barriers to care for breast cancer, improving referrals and diagnosis of traumatic brain injury at district hospitals, and identifying barriers to quality injury care (Equi-Injury).​