Incision— The Present and Future of Global Surgery

The report published by the Lancet commission on global surgery (LCoGS) in 2015 which revealed that 5 billion people globally lack access to safe surgical and anesthesia care changed the perspective of Global health. Following that, the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 68th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution (WHA68.15) "Strengthening Emergency and Essential …

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Global Neurosurgery: The Way Forward

  At the 2017 World Federation of Neurosurgical societies (WFNS) XVI. World Congress on Neurosurgery, Dr. Kee Park briefed the audience on Global Neurosurgery. In the lecture, Dr. Park who has been a leading figure in the global neurosurgery initiative called for more partnership and support from all relevant stakeholders in the field of global …

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Reflections on developing pediatric neurosurgery in Sub-Saharan Africa

In the article published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Dr. Leland Albright provides a thoughtful retrospective of the years he committed to developing Pediatric Neurosurgery in Sub-Saharan Africa. He wrote in the article, "In 2011, the World Bank estimated the population of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to be 874,841,049, with 44% of the population being 1–14 …

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A safe, low-cost, and effective method of training from afar.

Matthew Christopher Davis et. al. report on using two iPads, 3G cellular service and a simple app to provide two way real-time feedback from Birmingham, Alabama, USA  to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during endoscopic third ventriculostomies. This simple solution possesses huge potential to dramatically alter the landscape of training methods in highly technical specialty such …

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Global Neurosurgery Conference in Cambodia, March 24,25

The Cambodian Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and Cambodian surgical, anesthesia and nursing associations along with NGOs working on strengthening essential surgical capacity will come together on March 24 in Phnom Penh to move forward with implementation of WHA resolution 68.15 in Cambodia. On March 25, neurosurgeons from the Asia, Australisia and South Asia region …

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