Action Planning Forum: Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Surgery

Posted on: Fri 29-05-2020

Please join the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery on Thursday 4 June 2020 at 15:00 London UK time for the following online session: 

Action Planning Forum: 

Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Surgery

The current pandemic threatens to divert valuable resources from children’s surgery to other pressing public health and clinical priorities. We ask our colleagues from around the world what the biggest challenges they are facing or have faced with regard to the safe and timely delivery of children’s surgical care, and what GICS can do to help. 

Meant to be a brainstorming session to guide further action, 2-minute “lightening presentations” during the 90-minute session will allow time for discussion about issues such as:

  • What is the current and projected impact in various regions of the world? 
  • What are local strategies and challenges? 
  • What can GICS and others do to help with disruptions to essential surgical services for children unable to access care? 
  • What are the best roles for telemedicine for education and outreach? 
  • What is needed to help protect health care workers?

Many thanks to LifeBox for helping us host this event.


KEN WONG | Pediatric General Surgeon, Hong Kong

LEECARLO MILLANO | Pediatric General Surgeon, Indonesia 

BEDA ESPINEDA | Pediatric General Surgeon, The Philippines 

LUBNA SAMAD | Pediatric General Surgeon, Pakistan 

VRISHA MADHURI | Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, India 

TAHMINA BANU | Pediatric General Surgeon, Bangladesh 

SAMEH SHEHATA | Pediatric General Surgeon, Egypt 

ADISOJI ADEMUYIWA | Pediatric General Surgeon, Nigeria 

OLUBUNMI LAWAL-AIYEDUN | Pediatric Nurse, Nigeria 

SUSANE NABULINDO | Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Kenya 

FABIO BOTELHO | Pediatric General Surgeon, Brazil 


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