GloCal fellows participate in Lancet Commission on global surgery

September 11, 2015

The GloCal Health Fellowship is pleased to report that GloCal Health surgical fellows Dr. John Rose (2013-2014) and Dr. Matchecane Cossa (2015-2016) participated in launch events of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery in London and Boston in May 2015.

In Boston, Dr. Cossa served on a panel and also helped group-teach a business case to a diverse audience on "Surgical Outcomes in Mozambique".

Dr. Rose and GloCal mentor Dr. Stephen Bickler (Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, UC San Diego) were also co-authors of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. Additionally, they partnered with representatives from Babson and Harvard Business Schools to write an educational case study on the challenges of implementing risk-adjusted surgical outcomes registries in low-income countries. The group’s surgical work was furthermore highlighted earlier this year in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, which has a readership of approximately 30,000 academic surgeons.