Tag Archive for ‘The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery’


Implementing World Health Assembly Resolution 68.15: National surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia strategic plan development—the Zambian experience

This article describes the application of World Health Assembly Resolution 68.15 to provide improved access to surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia care in Zambia.

Figure 1. Countries represented at the Global Surgery Latin America symposium

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.

Global medicine

Using global surgical indicators to improve trauma care in Latin America

This article describes how Latin American trauma program development may be improved by LCoGS indicator measurement and summarizes strategies for data collection and analysis to enhance global surgical care.

Global medicine

Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery

Guidelines for participating in a global surgery program and a curated list of resources for surgeons interested in pursuing these opportunities are provided.

The Millennium Development Goals

Progress in achieving universal access to surgical care: An update and a path forward

This article summarizes recent efforts by the ACS, the World Bank, and The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery to improve global access to surgical care.

WHO recognizes surgery and anesthesia in universal health coverage

Member states of the World Health Organization unanimously passed a historic resolution recognizing emergency and essential surgery and anesthesia as vital components of universal health care proposals.

Global Surgery 2030

Global Surgery 2030: An introduction

A preview of the Executive Summary of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery report on global health care disparities is provided.

Global Surgery 2030: Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development: Executive Summary of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Report

The five key messages of the The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery are outlined in this Executive Summary, including recommendations for improving access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care.


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