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Cross-cutting health: Global surgery, obstetrics, anesthesia, and the World Health Organization(Comments Off on Cross-cutting health: Global surgery, obstetrics, anesthesia, and the World Health Organization)

May 1, 2018

This article describes the pivotal events in 2015 that established the need for access to surgical and anesthesia care around the world and identifies the five WHA 68.15 areas of focus aimed at providing this care.

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Countries and colleges collaborate to improve access in Oceania and Southeast Asia

The Asia-Pacific response to the WHA Resolution 68.15 is outlined, specifically collaborative programs intended to enhance access to surgical and anesthetic care.

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The Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the U.K. and Ireland: A common vision for global surgery

Identifies the efforts of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the U.K. and Ireland to address disparities in surgical care in low- and middle-income countries, as well as the benefits of collaborating with COSECSA in training and retaining local surgeons.

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COSECSA collaborates to address surgical shortages in sub-Saharan Africa

The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa’s plans to address surgical workforce issues in sub-Saharan Africa are outlined, including its goal to graduate 500 surgeons by 2020.

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WFSA describes its vision for implementation of WHA 68.15

Describes the goals of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologist  to support access to safe surgical and anesthetia care, particularly as they relate to four program areas: advocacy, training, safety, and research.


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