Global Surgery & OBGYN

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.



Course Level
ECTS credits
1.5 ECTS
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands


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.  A great variety of topics will be discussed in interactive lectures, case study sessions and small working groups with experts in the field.

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 (

Day to Day Documents

2024 Program Global surgery & OBGYN_compressed.pdf


Representatives of the UMCU, Netherlands Society for International Surgery (NSIS), Global Surgery Amsterdam, the Working Party of Safe Motherhood and many others with experience in the field, including international partners. The full list of lectures will be available in the spring of 2024.

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 G4 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.

Study load



  • Course fee: €595.00
  • Included: Course + course materials + lunch

Different registration fees apply:

  • Full/regular fee: € 595,-
  • MIC or LIC* based participants: € 395,-

*LIC and MIC are lower and (upper and lower-)middle income countries, as classified by the World Bank. Participants can apply for the LIC/MIC fee based on the location of the institution they are affiliated to. Limited number of discounted places available.

*KA107 participants pay full fee

Additional information

Housing for July 8 to July 12 is fully booked for new applications. For hotel and hostel options click here.

The housing costs do not include a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag. This is a separate product on the invoice. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please deselect or remove the sleeping bag from your order. 


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.