OBJECTIVES OF THE WFNS GLOBAL NEUROSURGERY COMMITTEE

1. To improve universal access to neurosurgical care

Target:
>90% of population within 4 hours of neurosurgical facility
(WFNS Level 2 or higher)


2. To align and coordinate all global neurosurgery activity within WFNS to reaching the goal.

Targets:

A. Create Global Neurosurgery website

B. Create an interactive platform to match needs and opportunities

C. Adoption of Global Neurosurgery Action Plan by >70% of member organizations


3. To stimulate and facilitate relevant research to inform policy.

Targets:

A. Map research output by region and themes (infrastructure, workforce, service delivery, financing, information management, governance.)

B. Establish Global Neurosurgery research grant and/or award mechanisms
≥1 by 2021.

C. Advocate for Global Neurosurgery category/sections in major neurosurgery journals
≥3 by 2021.

D. Establish funding mechanism for training in Global Neurosurgery
≥2 by 2021.

E. Inclusion of Global Neurosurgery Sessions in major neurosurgery meetings
>75% by 2021.


4. To engage with surgical stakeholders for building integrated surgical systems

Targets:

A. Participation by neurosurgeons in National Surgical Strengthening Processes
>75% participation rate by 2021.

B. Participation by neurosurgeons in major global surgery conferences.
>20% participation rate (per year) increase by 2021.


5. To co-advocate for investing in surgical care for all within Universal Health Coverage

Targets:

A. Participation by neurosurgeons in global surgery advocacy events
>20% participation rate (per year) increase by 2021.

B. Work with industry partners for shared vision. Meet with major industry partners.
≥5 meetings by 2021.

C. Ensure financial risk protection from neurosurgical procedure
Track out of pocket costs of tracer procedures (craniotomy for EDH and shunt/ETV) in >10 LMICs by 2021.

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