What is global neurosurgery?
The clinical and public health practice of neurosurgery with the primary purpose of ensuring timely, safe, and affordable neurosurgical care to all who need it.
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What we stand for.
Bring together the neurosurgeons around the world to collectively address the unmet need for neurosurgical care.
Universal access to neurosurgical care.
To align and coordinate all global efforts to collectively address the unmet neurosurgical needs of our patients, whenever and wherever.
Spheres of Influence
Categorizing GNC efforts.
I. Policy & Research
Optimal Workforce Expansion
Essential Equipment Package
Standardized Procedures/ Curriculum
Dedicated sections within publications
Training of future global neurosurgeons
Global Neurosurgery sessions at major meetings
IV. Integration to Broader Frameworks
e.g. global surgery, global health, SDGs
Guiding Principles for Global Neuro-surgery
For global neurosurgery.
e.g. training, equipment support
Ensure suitability for low-resource setting
Strengthen local neurosurgical capacity.
Promote financial risk protection.
Integrate with national surgical strengthening plans.
Empower the local neurosurgeons
Improve safety and quality of neurosurgical services
Avoid creating dependency
Abide by ethical principles
Be culturally sensitive
Seek to collaborate and cooperate with other actors
II. Sessions at WFNS Meetings
Inclusion of the WFNS Global Neurosurgery Framework and Action Plan
Encourage gender equity
Greater than 50% of speakers from LMICs
Maximize attendance from LMICs
If using primary data from LMICs, then authorship should be greater than 50% from the relevant region.
Ensure access and dissemination to LMIC readership.
Incorporate LMIC research capacity building.