Hampus Holmer

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Surgery is essential for global cancer care in all resource settings. Of the 15.2 million new cases of cancer in 2015, over 80% of cases will need surgery, some several times. By 2030, we estimate that annually 45 million surgical procedures will be needed worldwide. Yet, less than 25% of patients with cancer worldwide actually get safe, affordable, or(More)
BACKGROUND Of the 287,000 maternal deaths every year, 99% happen in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority could be averted with timely access to appropriate emergency obstetric care (EmOC). The proportion of women with complications of pregnancy or childbirth who actually receive treatment is reported as 'Met need for EmOC'. OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND Billions of people are without access to surgical care, in part because of the inequitable distribution of the surgical workforce. Drawing on recently collected data for the number of surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and obstetricians worldwide, we sought to show their global maldistribution by identifying thresholds of surgical workforce densities,(More)
INTRODUCTION Emergency abdominal surgery outcomes represent an internationally important marker of healthcare quality and capacity. In this study, a novel approach to investigating global surgical outcomes is proposed, involving collaborative methodology using 'snapshot' clinical data collection over a 2-week period. The primary aim is to identify(More)
AIMS Global health education is increasingly acknowledged as an opportunity for medical schools to prepare future practitioners for the broad health challenges of our time. The purpose of this study was to describe the evolution of global health education in Swedish medical schools and to assess students' perceived needs for such education. METHODS Data(More)
We read with interest, in the October 2013 issue of World Journal of Surgery, the article by Samad et al. [1], which highlighted the barriers encountered by patients trying to access surgical care in a tertiary hospital in Pakistan. These challenges are ubiquitous across the health systems of many lowand middle-income countries [2]. Samad and colleagues(More)