Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development.

Meara, John G, Leather, Andrew J M, Hagander, Lars, Alkire, Blake C, Alonso, Nivaldo, Ameh, Emmanuel A, Bickler, Stephen W, Conteh, Lesong, Dare, Anna J, Davies, Justine, Mérisier, Eunice D, El-Halabi, Shenaaz, Farmer, Paul E, Gawande, Atul, Gillies, Rowan, Greenberg, Sarah L, Grimes, Caris E, Gruen, Russell L, Ismail, Edna A, Kamara, Thaim B, Lavy, Chris, Lundeg, Ganbold, Mkandawire, Nyengo C, Raykar, Nakul P, Riesel, Johanna N, Rodas, Edgar, Rose, John, Roy, Nobhojit, Shrime, Mark G, Sullivan, Richard, Verguet, Stephane, Watters, David, Weiser, Thomas G, Wilson, Iain H, Yamey, Gavin and Yip, Winnie 2016, Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development., International journal of obstetric anesthesia, vol. 25, pp. 75-78, doi: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2015.09.006.

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Title Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development.
Author(s) Meara, John G
Leather, Andrew J M
Hagander, Lars
Alkire, Blake C
Alonso, Nivaldo
Ameh, Emmanuel A
Bickler, Stephen W
Conteh, Lesong
Dare, Anna J
Davies, Justine
Mérisier, Eunice D
El-Halabi, Shenaaz
Farmer, Paul E
Gawande, Atul
Gillies, Rowan
Greenberg, Sarah L
Grimes, Caris E
Gruen, Russell L
Ismail, Edna A
Kamara, Thaim B
Lavy, Chris
Lundeg, Ganbold
Mkandawire, Nyengo C
Raykar, Nakul P
Riesel, Johanna N
Rodas, Edgar
Rose, John
Roy, Nobhojit
Shrime, Mark G
Sullivan, Richard
Verguet, Stephane
Watters, DavidORCID iD for Watters, David
Weiser, Thomas G
Wilson, Iain H
Yamey, Gavin
Yip, Winnie
Journal name International journal of obstetric anesthesia
Volume number 25
Start page 75
End page 78
Total pages 4
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam ,The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-02
ISSN 1532-3374
Summary Remarkable gains have been made in global health in the past 25 years, but progress has not been uniform. Mortality and morbidity from common conditions needing surgery have grown in the world’s poorest regions, both in real terms and relative to other health gains. At the same time, development of safe, essential, life-saving surgical and anaesthesia care in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) has stagnated or regressed. In the absence of surgical care, case-fatality rates are high for common, easily treatable conditions including appendicitis, hernia, fractures, obstructed labour, congenital anomalies, and breast and cervical cancer. In 2015, many LMICs are facing a multifaceted burden of infectious disease, maternal disease, neonatal disease, non-communicable diseases, and injuries. Surgical and anaesthesia care are essential for the treatment of many of these conditions and represent an integral component of a functional, responsive, and resilient health system. In view of the large projected increase in the incidence of cancer, road traffic injuries, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in LMICs, the need for surgical services in these regions will continue to rise substantially from now until 2030. Reduction of death and disability hinges on access to surgical and anaesthesia care, which should be available, affordable, timely, and safe to ensure good coverage, uptake, and outcomes. Despite growing need, the development and delivery of surgical and anaesthesia care in LMICs has been nearly absent from the global health discourse. Little has been written about the human and economic effect of surgical conditions, the state of surgical care, or the potential strategies for scale-up of surgical services in LMICs. To begin to address these crucial gaps in knowledge, policy, and action, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was launched in January, 2014. The Commission brought together an international, multi- disciplinary team of 25 commissioners, supported by advisors and collaborators in more than 110 countries and six continents. We formed four working groups that focused on thedomains of health-care delivery and management; work-force, training, and education; economics and finance; and information management. Our Commission has five key messages, a set of indicators and recommendations to improve access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care in LMICs, and a template for a national surgical plan.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ijoa.2015.09.006
Field of Research 1114 Paediatrics And Reproductive Medicine
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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