Global Surgery 2030: a roadmap for high income country actors
Joshua S Ng-Kamstra, Sarah LM Greenberg, Fizan Abdullah, Vanda Amado, Geoffrey A Anderson, Matchecane Cossa, Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri, Justine Davies, Haile T Debas, George SM Dyer, Sarnai Erdene, Paul E Farmer, Amber Gaumnitz, Lars Hagander, Adil Haider, Andrew JM Leather, Yihan Lin, Robert Marten, Jeffrey T Marvin, Craig D McClain Show all
BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016
The Millennium Development Goals have ended and the Sustainable Development Goals have begun, marking a shift in the global health landscape. The frame of reference has changed from a focus on 8 development priorities to an expansive set of 17 interrelated goals intended to improve the well-being of all people. In this time of change, several groups, including the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, have brought a critical problem to the fore: 5 billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed. The magnitude of this problem and the world's new focus on strengthening health systems mandate reimagined roles for and renewed commitments from high income c..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine for hosting the event, and the Rockefeller Foundation for providing travel funding for international speakers.