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Neema Kaseje

Dr Neema Kaseje is a pediatric surgeon committed to global health equity and improving access to pediatric surgical care in resource limited settings. She has joint appointments with Doctors without Borders and University Hospitals Geneva. Most recently, she has implemented a capacity building program for pediatric surgical care provision in Haiti in partnership with Hopital Universitaire Mirebalais, a Partners in Health hospital. Furthermore, she successfully implemented a pilot project training Community Health Workers to identify and refer pediatric surgical cases to the formal health system in Western Kenya. Concurrently, she performed hospital assessments to evaluate the capacity to deliver safe pediatric surgical care in Western Kenya. From a global perspective, she is actively involved in the Global Initiative for Children's Surgery a partner in a collaborative surgical project aiming to bring surgical care closer to rural communities in Nicaragua; and the Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care at the World Health Organization (WHO). She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017.