Tag Archive for ‘global health care assessment’
This column focuses on lessoned learned from ACS delegation visits to Cuba, Israel, and Kosovo, and identifies the goals of the upcoming delegation trip to Morocco in March 2020.
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.
An ACS delegation to Israel describes the challenges facing the country’s health care system as well its innovative approaches to providing care in times of conflict.
Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante’s efforts to enhance surgical services in central Haiti are outlined.
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.
Obstetrics and gynecology in global health: Lessons learned for advancing public health to achieve universal health care
Models for building academic and professional association partnerships to improve surgical and obstetrical care are described as are NSOAP’s five domains for improving access to quality care, specifically as they relate to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality.
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.
Members of the ACS delegation that traveled to Cuba last spring outline the strengths and challenges of the country’s health care system.
This article describes how expanding the nursing workforce can improve trauma care 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.
Latin America Indicator Research Coalition examines prehospital care using a trauma systems application of LCoGS indicator 1
This article describes how the Latin America Indicator Research Coalition is improving trauma care in Colombia, specifically by examining the link between LCoGS Indicator 1 and prehospital care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Haile T. Debas, MD, FACS, examines the need for an integrated response in the U.S. to global surgery in an article published in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.