Global Neurosurgery Committee

GLOBAL ACTION PLAN DASHBOARD

GLOBAL ACTION FRAMEWORK:

OBJECTIVES OF THE WFNS GLOBAL NEUROSURGERY COMMITTEE

I. To AMPLIFY access to neurosurgical care.

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50%

A. Track global neurosurgical workforce.

  • Kee B. Park (USA)
  • Jeff NTALAJA (DRC)
  • Salihy SIDI MOHAMMED (Mauritania)
  • Andres RUBIANO (Colombia)
  • Indira DEVI (India)
  • Gail ROSSEAU (USA)
  • Kee B. Park (USA)
  • Jeff NTALAJA (DRC)
  • Salihy SIDI MOHAMMED (Mauritania)
  • Andres RUBIANO (Colombia)
  • Indira DEVI (India)
  • Gail ROSSEAU (USA)

B. Increase the number of training programs.

  • Jeff NTALAJA (DRC)
  • Salihy SIDI MOHAMMED (Mauritania)
  • Andres RUBIANO (Colombia)
  • Indira DEVI (India)
  • William HARKNESS (UK)
  • Jeff NTALAJA (DRC)
  • Salihy SIDI MOHAMMED (Mauritania)
  • Andres RUBIANO (Colombia)
  • Indira DEVI (India)
  • William HARKNESS (UK)

C. Ensure availability of fit-for-purpose basic neurosurgical instrument sets.

  • Tariq KHAN (Pakistan)
  • William HARKNESS (UK)
  • Gail ROSSEAU (USA)
  • Tariq KHAN (Pakistan)
  • William HARKNESS (UK)
  • Gail ROSSEAU (USA)

D. Ensure financial risk protection from neurosurgical procedures.

II. To ALIGN all global neurosurgery activity.

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75%

A. Create platform for communication, reporting, and dissemination.

  • Kee B. Park (USA), Jeff Ntalaja (DRC), Salihy Sidi Mohammed (Mauritania), William Harkness (UK), Gail Rousseau (USA)

B. Create an interactive platform to match needs and opportunities.

C. Adoption of a neurosurgery action plan.

  • Andres Rubiano (Colombia), Tariq Khan (Pakistan)

D. Coordinate the development of strategic plans for quality neurosurgical services.

  • Andres RUBIANO (Colombia), Indira DEVI (India), William HARKNESS (UK)

III. To ADVANCE relevant research, especially from authors in LMICs.

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50%

A. Map research output by region and themes.

B. Establish Global Neurosurgery research grant and/or award mechanisms.

  •  Ignatius Esene, Jogi Pattisapu

C. Advocate for Global Neurosurgery category/sections in major neurosurgery journals.

  • Tariq Khan (Pakistan),
    Claire Karekezi (Rwanda),
    Myron Rolle, Kee Park

D. Establish funding mechanisms for training in future leaders in the public health practice of Global Neurosurgery.

  • Andres Rubiano (Colombia)

E. Inclusion of Global Neurosurgery Sessions in major neurosurgery meetings.

  • Salihy Sidi Mohammed (Mauritania)

F. Establish mentoring relationship between editorial board members from HIC and LMICs.

  • Ignatius Esene

G. Establish mentoring relationship between authors from HIC and LMICs.

  • Andres Rubiano (Colombia)
  • Claire Karekezi (Rwanda)

IV. To ASSIMILATE neurosurgical capacity building into surgical systems.

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50%

A. Participation by neurosurgeons in National Surgical Strengthening Processes.

  • Tariq Khan (Pakistan)
  • Kee B. Park (USA)

B. Participation by neurosurgeons in major global surgery conferences.

V. To ADVOCATE for (neuro)surgical care within Universal Health Coverage.

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50%

A. Participation by neurosurgeons in global surgery advocacy events.

  • Tariq Khan (Pakistan)
  • William Harkness (UK)
  • Claire Karekezi (Rwanda)

B. Work with industry partners for a shared vision. Meet with major industry partners.

  • William HARKNESS (UK)