Global Neurosurgery Committee

Visiting Moroccan Neurosurgeon in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Ulrick S. Kanmounye Three of the seven Congolese Neurosurgeons have been trained in Morocco and currently there are four Congolese residents in Moroccan neurosurgery programmes. Since their return, the three Morocco-trained neurosurgeons have been working in the western neurosurgical zone. This zone has a population of 26,644,000 people and a surface area of 359,543Continue reading “Visiting Moroccan Neurosurgeon in the Democratic Republic of Congo”

Global Neurosurgery 2019: A Practical Symposium

Please join us at the “Global Neurosurgery 2019: A Practical Symposium,” hosted by Weill Cornell Medical College in New York on the 18th and 19th of January 2019. This symposium will bring together neurosurgeons and health policy leaders from around the world who are involved in the training and education of neurosurgeons in developing countries.Continue reading “Global Neurosurgery 2019: A Practical Symposium”

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 EssentialContinue reading “Incision— The Present and Future of Global Surgery”

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 globalContinue reading “Global Neurosurgery: The Way Forward”

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 1–14Continue reading “Reflections on developing pediatric neurosurgery in Sub-Saharan Africa”