We aim to provide useful links to those interested in surgical care in international health. We welcome any suggestions you may have on appropriate resources by emailing us at

Please note that the following links are provided as a courtesy to those with an interest in surgical care in low-income countries. Unless otherwise indicated, the Branch for International Surgery, University of British Columbia, Canada is not affiliated with these organizations, and not responsible for the content of their websites.

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Dept Orthopedics: Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project and Uganda Sustainable Trauma Orthopaedic Program
Dept of Anesthesia
Dept of Ophthalmology
Dept of General Surgery
Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
General Surgery Residency Program
Physical Rehabilitation:This special interest group is formed as a response to rehabilitation professionals (PT, OTs, and SLPs) in British Columbia who have expressed an interest in international health.

Alliance for Anesthesia and Surgery Presence Today (ASAP) NGO
American College of Surgeons-Operation Giving Back
American Medical Association Continuing Medical Education - career page
Child Family Health International (CFHI) Annually provides service-learning programs in IH for >750 medical, pre-medical, nursing, pharmacy, and alternative health students in Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Nicaragua and South Africa. Program includes language training in Spanish speaking locations, clinical rotations, and thorough cultural and orientation materials.
Children's Surgical Center – Cambodia
College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa
CBM - formerly known as the Christian Blind Mission
CNA Career - Certified Nursing Assistants
Doctors without Borders (Canada)
Doctors for Global Health(DGH) Promotes health, education, art and other human rights throughout the world. Most volunteers work in their own communities and some spend from a week to a year working in El Salvador, Honduras, Chiapas (Mexico), Peru, Uganda and other countries.
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations - USA is U.S. branch of this NGO with branches in 88 countries, which is dedicated to introducing medical students to global health issues through a variety of programs, including research and clinical exchanges. USA affiliate and for main homepage listing all IFMSA affiliates and their activities.
Duke (University) Global Health Institute Coordinates existing programs in global health, develops educational programs, including creation of undergraduate and graduate programs in global health, and coordinates development of Duke-affiliated sites abroad.
Emory University SPH
Engender Health
Fogarty International Center for the Advanced Study in the Health Sciences
offers training, research and fellowship grants, grant writing guidelines and tools, and other international services.
Foundation for International Education Neursurgery (FIENS)
Gates (Bill and Melinda) Foundation is largest U.S. foundation active in GH
GD Online - an online global collaboration group:
Global Surgery and Anesthesia Moderators
Lubna Samad (Indus Hospital), Nadine Semer (American College of Surgeons), Robert Riviello (Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH), Partners In Health - PIH
George Institute for International Health
George Mason University College of Health and Human Services, Masters degree with international health concentration
George Washington University SPH
Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)
Global Help - Provides free health-related information
Global Surgical Consortium
Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery (GPAS)
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Harvard University Institute of Global Health (HIGH)
Help with Overseas Surgical Training (HOST) Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Institute for Health Care Improvement
International Committee of the Red Cross
London's Global Univ. and the Royal Free & Univ. College Medical School offers a one-year BSc degree for medical students in GH as well as special study modules
International Health Partnership
International Medical Corps is a relief organization established by volunteer US physicians and nurses.
International SOS (NGO)
Visit for course information on Sustainable Healthcare For Those Most Poor as well as other INMED resources including their newsletter.
John Hopkins Department of International Health
Merlin – Medical Emergency NGO UK
Oregon Health and Science University Dept of Surgery
Operation Eyesight
Operational Medicine Institute
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Partners in Health An NGO working to increase access to health care and education for the poor through community partnerships, service, and research. Website informs on communities they work in, the health and economic issues they face, and provides an extensive section of recommended reading.
PATH-NGO (a catalyst for global health)
Postgraduate Training Programs in GH - This extraordinary website, developed by Swiss institutions, provides access to detailed descriptions of a wide variety of post-graduate programs. The database allows searches by topic, institution, country, type of program, and language.
Rose Charities
Rotoplast (NGO)
Specialists without Borders (NGO)
Stanford University Global health
Tanzania CCBRT (Comprehensive Rehabilitation) Tanzania
THET-Partnerships for Global Health - useful guides on monitoring and evaluating partnerships as well as a toolkit
University of California, San Francisco
University of Washington, Seattle Global Health
University of Utah, Global Health Initiative
Unite for Sight (NGO)
US Agency for International Development (USAID) has extensive population, health, nutrition, and trade (including microenterprise) information. US Nursing Jobs
Women for Women is a humanitarian arm of the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Bank
Yale University, SPH


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