The consensus paper, Towards a Strategy for Improving Surgical Healthcare Worldwide, outlines a renewed global surgery strategy to expand surgical healthcare in LMICs, given recent trends, research and empiricism in surgical healthcare and global health systems.
The paper was developed under the guidance of Dr Geoff Ibbotson, Executive Director of the Global Surgery Foundation and Senior Health Advisor at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The ideas, insights and frameworks in the report are drawn from several discussions convened for the Geneva Health Forum 2020 with distinguished clinicians and leaders in surgery, global health and health systems, combined with earlier research conducted by the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. The report was published jointly by the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change and Health Systems Innovation Lab at Harvard University and the Global Surgery Foundation.
Reddy CL, Samad L, Corlew DS, Velin L, Roa L, Miranda E, Gelb AW, Makasa EM, Atun R, Ibbotson G. Towards a Strategy for Improving Surgical Healthcare Worldwide. HPHR, May 2022. DOI: 10.54111/0001/HSIL/surgwide
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