The Case for Global
There are currently an estimated 5 billion people who are living without access to the surgical care they need. The consequences of a lack of surgical care include substantial economic losses and most importantly, a degradation of the foundational elements that make us human—our health and wellbeing. Take a look at the landmark global surgery research to date.
The Lancet Commission for Global Surgery 2030
There are currently 5 billion people living without access to the surgical care they need. In April of 2030, the Lancet outlined the case for global surgery as an integral step towards achieving universal health care.
World Health Assembly Resolution 68.15
Surgically treated conditions account for 11% of the worldwide burden of disease. In May of 2015, the sixty-eighth World Health Assembly came together to address the barriers.
Disease Control Priorities Essential Surgery
In May of 2015 the Disease Control Priorities set forth a report to outline the most cost effective surgical procedures. The purpose is to integrate these procedures into surgical systems with universal delivery.
Surgical Care Systems Strengthening, Developing NSOAPs
In June of 2017, the World Health Organization developed a modeling tool for national surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia plans (NSOAPs). This outlines the process for scaling-up surgical systems in order to alleviate the access barriers.