Gastroschisis (GS) is a type of congenital abdominal wall defect. It occurs when an infants abdominal wall does not form completely and the intestines develop outside.
Gastroschisis International (GiT) is a collaboration of seven paediatric surgical centres, in six countries across two continents, with a shared interest in GS.
The objectives of the collaboration include the provision of further evidence regarding the incidence and outcomes of GS, the identification of barriers to better outcomes and the creation of networks to enhance the management and results of infants with this condition.
The Hugh-Greenwood Fellowship, awarded in 2014, contributed to members of the GiT team to carry out two site visits in June 2015; (1) Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivorie and (2) (a) St Mary’s hospital, Lacor and (b) Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.