SCAPEL

Designing a surgical training model to teach the safe ligation of uterine vessels and closure of the vaginal cuff as part of an open abdominal hysterectomy

Team Lead: Dr. Musliu Tolani

Lead Institution: Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria, Nigeria)

Team Countries: Nigeria

SCAPEL is designing a surgical training model to teach general and gynecological surgeons, surgical trainees and medical officers in the performance of safe ligation of uterine vessels and closure of the vaginal cuff as part of an open abdominal hysterectomy. 

With the training tool they hope to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality from this complex surgery in low and middle income countries.

“Our Discovery Award will help us bring together a team of experienced surgeons and technical experts to develop this innovative surgical training module,” says Bose Oladipo, a senior data engineer with the team.