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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Global Neurosurgery Workforce Map

The World Neurosurgery Workforce Map is an interactive, ongoing, and open-source project by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) to map the growing global neurosurgical workforce. You can get to know how many neurosurgeons are available in your country or any other country, and also the density of Neurosurgeons per 100,000 in any country …

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Global Neurosurgery Network

  The burden of Neurosurgical diseases is enormous. The Global Neurosurgery Initiative aims to improve access to safe neurosurgical care for all who need it, whenever and wherever. There’s a need to create a Global Neurosurgery Network (GNN) comprising of students, residents, surgeons, and researchers interested in promoting Global Neurosurgery within the Global Surgery Community …

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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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Global Neurosurgery

Background Disparities in the availability and access of healthcare causes millions of unnecessary deaths and disabilities. The problem affects the most vulnerable in the low income countries. Global Health embodies the collective efforts in alleviating this inequity. A global effort to combat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has resulted in dramatic reduction …

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Education

WORLD FEDERATION OF NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETIES (WFNS) FOUNDATION The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Foundation promotes the worldwide development of Neurosurgery, mainly concerning basic neurosurgical issues and focusing on developing countries. The WFNS Foundation is dedicated to Training and supporting the post-graduate education of young neurosurgeons in developing countries, Providing travel scholarships to young neurosurgeons to attend educational …

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Conferences

FUTURE CONFERENCES 47th World Congress of Surgery Conference The 47th World Congress of Surgery of the International Society of Surgery (ISS) will take place August 13-17 in Basel, Switzerland. For more information, visit the conference site here.   WORLD FEDERATION OF NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETIES WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE 2019 The 16th Interim Meeting of the World Federarion …

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Projects

Cambodia Neurosurgical Support Project  Supporting the training of Cambodian neurosurgeons and making neurosurgery available to ALL who need it. Visit the project site here        

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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