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Essential Surgery Malawi

The Essential Surgery Malawi team is led by David Watkins at the University of Washington.

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Ingvild Festervoll Melien

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In collaboration with the University of York, BCEPS will support the Ministry of Health to define an essential surgery package for Malawi.

Building on experience, local and national burden of disease data, recommendations from the Lancet Global Surgery Commission, WHO-CHOICE, and DCP3, the team will provide decision support to define and implement an essential surgery package (with particular emphasis on trauma) for Malawi. Capacity building through advanced courses for the Ministry of Health (MoH) and PhD candidates. Collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the University of York. Work will be aligned with ongoing MoH revision of the health benefits package and scale-up of essential surgery in Malawi. 

David Watkins
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David Watkins