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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 359,543 …

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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. …

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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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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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