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Latin America

Improving global emergency and essential surgical care in Latin America and the Caribbean: A collaborative approach

Regional collaborative partnerships—focused on enhancing access to surgical care in Latin America and Caribbean countries—are described.

WHA

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.

WHA

West African College of Surgeons and its role in global surgery

The West African College of Surgeons diplomate programs and their role in curbing workforce shortages in West Africa are described, as are the organization’s strategies for implementing WHA resolutions.

Latin America

Nursing workforce in surgery and trauma care delivery: A global call to action

This article describes how expanding the nursing workforce can improve trauma care in Latin America.

Latin America

Acute care surgery’s role in expanding the surgical workforce in Latin America

The link between LCoGS indicator 2 and acute care surgery education and training are outlined as is acute care surgery’s role in responding to World Health Assembly resolution 68.15.

Unique Challenges in Latin America: Left: In Anamã, Amazonas, Brazil, the hospital doors are removed from their frames and labeled in preparation for annual flooding Right: Water levels in Careiro da Várzea; Photos by Dr. José Emerson dos Santos Souza, as part of a systematic assessment of the surgical capacity in the state of Amazonas, Brazil

Health care leaders develop strategies for improving access to surgical care in Latin America

The efforts of a multiregional Latin America symposium, which seeks to implement recommendations from The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, are described, including strategies for improving access to affordable surgical care.

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