'Women's Health in Protracted Refugee Setting; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly' and 'FIGO projects and Global Women’s Health'

Oxford University Global Surgery Group is delighted to host two seminar talks, with time for discussion after.

Title: Women’s Health in Protracted Refugee Setting; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Speaker: Dr Ibtisam Salim, MD, MMED (Obs/Gyn), MRCOG, Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Women’s Health & Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT.

She graduated medicine from Istanbul University. She worked in Kenya where she did her foundation years. She spent 18 months in Dadaab Refugee Camp which was the largest refugee camp in the world, working a medical officer for UNHCR-GTZ. There, she was a doctor caring for a population over 300,000 in a remote and insecure setting. She proceeded to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology, while continuing to volunteer and support this vulnerable population. She is now a clinical research fellow with Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT​ and The Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health with a special interest in Fetal Maternal medicine.

She is passionate about women’s health; specifically, the issues faced by vulnerable women in accessing health care.

Title: FIGO projects and Global Women’s Health
Speaker: Dr Anita Makins, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT & International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)

Anita Makins is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with a Masters in Public Health in Developing Countries. Her specialist interest is in Global Women’s Health Issues and she has worked extensively in sub-Saharan Africa in Emergency Obstetric care, Gynaecology and Fistula surgery.

Currently she works part time at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and part time for FIGO (International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists). At the OUH she works on Delivery Suite, elective CS lists, emergency gynaecology clinic and does ad hoc day case Gynae surgery. At FIGO, Anita is Deputy Director of the PPIUD (Post Partum Intrauterine Device) Initiative, sits on FIGO’s Contraception Working Group and on the Committee for Women’s Health and Human Rights and collaborates with the WHO on Medical Eligibility Criteria workshops. On a voluntary basis, she is a faculty member of the Oxford University’s Global Surgery group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s (LSTM) Making it Happen Programme, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s (LSHTM) Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.