Global Health and Surgery Blog

Embarking on a Global Surgery Initiative in Savanna La Mar Jamaica

Posted on December 09, 2018

I have written previously about my experiences in trying to understand the limitations associated with delivering surgical care in other parts of the world, most notably Malawi. In this piece I write about my recent experiences working in Jamaica.  According to the Lancet Commission on Global S

Building a Urology Program in Zomba, Malawi.

Posted on May 22, 2017

I have previously described visiting Zomba Malawi in June 2016.   As a member of the board of Dignitas International it was an opportunity to explore the great work that we do, understand some of the underlying challenges of global health and also begin to evaluate and explore the developm

On the Importance of Dignitas International

Posted on July 16, 2015

I am hosting an event at my house Thursday to shine a light on Dignitas International.  I joined the board of this organization about a year ago.   At first glance you might wonder why a urologist without any expertise in infectious disease or HIV would want to join such an organization. I

This Give a Day: Understanding 90-90-90, The three-pronged goal of UNAids to combat HIV

Posted on November 25, 2014

We know how far a day’s pay can go for ourselves – imagine the difference it can make for a person living with HIV in a resource-limited country. I first heard of Give a Day several years ago when my friend and fellow Dignitas Board member Jennifer Keenan invited me to an event. That nig