Salome Maswime: dynamic leader in global surgery

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Salome Maswime: dynamic leader in global surgery

JournalLancet
Publication date – Jul – 2020
Authors – Richard Lane
KeywordsAfrica, global surgery
Open access – Yes
SpecialityOther
World region Southern Africa
Country: South Africa
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on August 2, 2020 at 10:49 am
Abstract:

As Associate Professor and Head of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, Salome Maswime is aware of the scale of the job in front of her. “For me the big problem is the disconnect between health systems and clinical care in low and middle income countries, especially concerning surgical care. Outcomes are often poor, there being not enough focus on the quality of surgery, and how it relates to integrated health care and overarching health systems performance”, she explains. Maswime saw such shortcomings first hand in her clinical career in obstetrics and gynaecology, before she took up the new post as Head of Global Surgery at UCT in July, 2019.

OSI Number – 20603
PMID – 32622386

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