Global Surgery & OBGYN

  • LocationUtrecht
  • Duration1 week
  • Starting moment08 July 2024
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Teaching methodAt location
  • Price€595
  • ECTS1.5 EC

The Global Surgery & Obstetrics/Gynaecology summer course provides a unique overview of topics related to Global Surgery, Gynaecology and Maternal care, with an emphasis on essential surgical care from a worldwide perspective. A great variety of topics will be discussed in interactive lectures, case study sessions and small working groups with experts in the field.

The diverse composition of speakers and participants from all over the globe guarantees a unique opportunity to connect and learn from different backgrounds and viewpoints.

After successful live, online and hybrid editions of the Global Surgery and Obstetrics - Gynaecology summer school, we are planning to return to Utrecht in 2024 with a hybrid course!

This course is a collaboration of

UMCU: Julius Global Health (, Surgical Department and Division Woman & Baby at the Wilhemina Children’s Hospital The Netherlands Society for International Surgery NSIS ( The Dutch Working Party for Safe Motherhood and International Reproductive Health (

Target audience

We are looking forward to welcoming a diverse group of participants, including:

Health professionals: surgical and obstetrics/gynaecology residents, clinical officers, residents in International Health and tropical medicine (AIGT), midwives, surgeons, and OBGYNs Health researchers Policy makers with an interest in surgery and women’s health Master’s level students (Medical/global health/public health/biomedical sciences/midwifery) are welcome to join this course too, but are expected to have working experience in a low resource setting. Professional accreditation will be requested with NVOG, NVTG and NVH. Please contact us if you are interested in discussing other accreditation options.

Aim of the course

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Discuss key challenges in surgery and maternal health globally

Discuss the main features of the 4G alliance and how these relate to better health globally: Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia care

Provide a comprehensive overview of strategies to improve surgical care and maternal health outcomes

Discuss the role of the Sustainable Development Goals, social determinants, gender dynamics; human rights and policy to improve reproductive and maternal health outcomes

Collaborate effectively within an international group of participants and faculty.

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