Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development.

  title={Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development.},
  author={John G. Meara and Andrew J.M. Leather and Lars Hagander and Blake C. Alkire and Nivaldo Alonso and Emmanuel A. Ameh and Stephen W. Bickler and Lesong Conteh and Anna J. Dare and Justine I. Davies and Eunice D{\'e}rivois M{\'e}risier and Shenaaz el-Halabi and Paul Farmer and Atul A. Gawande and Rowan D. Gillies and Sarah L. M. Greenberg and Caris E. Grimes and Russell Lindsay Gruen and Edna Adan Ismail and Thaim Buya Kamara and Chris Lavy and Ganbold Lundeg and Nyengo Mkandawire and Nakul P. Raykar and Johanna N. Riesel and Edgar B. Rodas and John Rose and Nobhojit Roy and Mark G. Shrime and Richard Sullivan and St{\'e}phane Verguet and David Allan Watters and Thomas G. Weiser and Iain H Wilson and Gavin Yamey and Winnie Yip},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={213 3},

The societal cost and economic impact of surgical care on patients’ households in rural Uganda; a mixed method study

Femur fracture is the most expensive surgical condition due to prolonged hospitalization associated with traction immobilization and lack of treatment modalities with shorter hospitalization, and surgical conditions cause catastrophic expenses and impoverishment in Uganda.

Does insurance protect individuals from catastrophic payments for surgical care? An analysis of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme at Korle-Bu teaching Hospital

Although insured patients were less likely than uninsured to face financial catastrophe as a result of their surgery, more than half of insured surgical patients treated at KBTH were not protected from financial catastrophe under the Ghana’s national health insurance scheme due to out-of-pocket payments.

Workforce Cost Model for Expanding Congenital and Rheumatic Heart Disease Services in Kenya

The needs and costs to scale up the cardiac provider workforce in Kenya can be adapted to other LMICs based on country-specific workforce hours and workforce salaries, and can be scaled up as needed to plan for local capacity building.

Developing Metrics to Define Progress in Children’s Surgery

Directing focused, intentional knowledge translation efforts in the identified areas of deficiency will foster the maturation of global pediatric surgery into a solid academic discipline able to contribute directly to the cause of improving the lives of children around the world.

Health and sustainable development; strengthening peri-operative care in low income countries to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes

There is urgent need to make WHO checklists available and operationalized in hospitals in Uganda to decrease maternal and neonatal morbidity and move closer to the goal of safe motherhood working towards Universal Health Care.

Post-decolonisation: Global Health and Global Surgery’s Coming of Age

Global Health and Global Surgery (GH&GS) are vast disciplines incorporating much more than Public Health for the underprivileged. Worldwide mortality from lack of access to safe and affordable

Surgical resources in South Africa: an analysis of the inequalities between the public and private sector.

  • A. DellJ. Klopper
  • Medicine, Political Science
    South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie
  • 2018
Data identified disparities between geographic regions which may be contributing to ongoing inequity in South Africa, and by doing so allows for evidence-based planning towards improving surgical infrastructure and workforce.



Reimagining global health : an introduction

List of Illustrations and Tables Preface by Paul Farmer 1. Introduction: A Biosocial Approach Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Arthur Kleinman, Matthew Basilico 2. Unpacking Global Health: Theory and

Surgery and Global Health: A View from Beyond the OR

Careful scrutiny of local inequalities of risk and access to care reveals that in poor countries, even minor surgical pathologies are often transformed through time and inattention into lethal conditions.

Global Burden of Surgical Conditions

This chapter explores surgery’s multifaceted contribution to global public health, providing an overview of the public health dimensions of surgical care in LMICs and examining the current challenges of making a comprehensive assessment of the global burden of surgical diseases.

Surgery and global health: a Lancet Commission

A Square Peg in a Round Hole? Challenges with DALY-based “Burden of Disease” Calculations in Surgery and a Call for Alternative Metrics

These approaches warrant further exploration in LMICs and these debates require active engagement by surgical providers and advocates globally.