Kids Operating Room are investing in local surgical teams
Strong workforces our critical to building strong, sustainable healthcare systems. But - the WHO estimates that by 2030 we will have a shortage of 18 million healthcare workers globally.
Demand for care is particularly strong in low- and middle-income countries is particularly overwhelming. More than 90% of the children who currently cannot access safe and timely surgery live in LMICs. On average, there is one specialist surgeon for over 3 million children. In many cases, that specialist number is zero.
Children deserve better than this. We're working to ensure local surgeons have the right knowledge and tools to care for their nation’s children.
The pan-African e-learning platform was built by the Institute of Global Surgery at RCSI in partnership with KidsOR and over 70 African surgeons from COSECSA and WACS.
Our work doesn't finish once an Operating Room is installed. We keep in touch with hospitals, supporting them as they learn to use their new equipment. We have created a resource hub, where healthcare workers can take on any additional training they feel they require with the equipment provided to them.
DISTRICT HOSPITAL TRAINING
Kids Operating Room improves both the quantity and quality of surgical care by sponsoring surgical teams in Africa to attend paediatric courses across the world, and share that knowledge with teams throughout their country.