Tag Archive for ‘WHA Resolution 68.15’

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – May 2018

Dr. Hoyt describes watershed moments that have supported universal access to quality surgical care and introduces this issue of the Bulletin, which will be disseminated at the  WHA 71.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


ACS: Global engagement for the care of the surgical patient

This article describes the ACS mission to support global surgical education, ensure access to quality surgical care, and develop trauma systems and education worldwide.


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