1. To improve universal access to neurosurgical care

>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.


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.


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


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


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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