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