About Lubna Samad
I am a pediatric surgeon with a full time appointment at the Indus Hospital in Karachi. I am currently working with a team at Indus to establish a new program in Global Surgery and expanding my work on injection safety.
Currently, I am studying issues in accessing surgical care and the burden of surgical disease in the catchment population of the Indus Hospital. I am convinced the ready exchange of ideas that is essential to expand global surgery as a science will be greatly facilitated by the Global Surgery community on GHD Online.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
Website: http://www.indushospital.org.pk/ Type: Medical Institution Country: Pakistan About: The Indus Hospital is a state of the art tertiary care center accessible to the public free of charge. A team of local and expatriate professionals provide specialized medical care with an emphasis on innovation and research. The tertiary care facilities at the Hospital are complemented by community outreach programs focused on prevention and early detection of disease, encouraging community involvement and ownership.
Lubna 's Communities
- Moderator Global Surgery & Anesthesia
This is a very useful discussion. Arguably, circumcision is the commonest surgical procedure worldwide, but it continues to be an unsafe intervention - I have personally seen several children with post circumcision complications, including mortality secondary to severe bleeding. In a predominantly Muslim country like Pakistan, where practically every male ...
I think there is no question that task shifting is a must, the challenge remains that it most be done in such a way that care provision is increased without compromising on patient safety. One of the key issues in task shifting is to provide a solid back up to ...
Hi, I am a paediatric surgeon working in Karachi, Pakistan. This has been a very thought-provoking discussion so far – I’d like to add my two bits to it. Development and progress in health care in general, and surgical care in particular, cannot be dealt with in isolation. For instance, ...
Lubna Samad replied to "Epidemiology of post-op infections in the developing world" in the Global Surgery & Anesthesia community.
Likewise - I have spoken to our infection control team here and we have not come across anything along these lines. Will keep looking and get back if I find something.
I agree entirely - the transition from management of acute problems to capacity building to meet long term health needs has to be thought through. Given the dearth of health professionals on the ground, might there be a role for shorter training programs to enable basic health needs to be ...
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