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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.
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.
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.