Dr. Emmanuel A. Ameh is a professor of pediatric surgery and chief consultant pediatric surgeon at the National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria. His research focuses on global surgery, access to surgical care, and children’s surgical care in low resource settings, as well as medical education and research. He served as editor of several medical and surgical journals in Nigeria and internationally, is on the editorial board of several journals, and regularly reviews manuscripts for international journals and journals in Nigeria. He is currently chair for the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery and was commissioner for Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.
While the multidisciplinary field of global surgery aims to increase health equity for many of the world’s most vulnerable patients, its practices and structures often unwittingly reinforce the very inequities it seeks to address.