Dear colleagues and friends,
This conference brings to you various innovations like Wide Awake Local Anesthesia (WALANT) and Gas Insufflation Less Laparoscopic Surgery (GILLS) among several others which have proven to be frugal solutions towards problems faced by LMIC’s.
African nations continue to battle poverty and this means the health sector is almost always facing scarcity of resources. Innovations in the western world prove to be unaffordable in LMIC’s in most cases. In trying to overcome these challenges, we have come up with certain frugal and brilliant solutions that ensure provision of quality and affordable care to the patients we serve. This is a congress to showcase and discuss these solutions with engineers and industry leaders and learn from them as well. I urge you to participate in large numbers and learn all about innovations, and also share with us, your own personal innovations and make the most of the gurus in the respective fields of training and innovations to make healthcare affordable and accessible to populations in rural regions of Africa.
It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the International Congress on Innovations in Global Surgery, being held for the very first time in Africa.
Professor Pankaj Jani
University of Nairobi
Past President COSECSA
Board Member G4 Alliance