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 Rodas and John Rose and Nobhojit Roy and Mark G. Shrime and Richard Sullivan and St{\'e}phane Verguet and David A. K. Watters and Thomas G. Weiser and Iain H Wilson and Gavin Yamey and Winnie Yip},
  journal={The Lancet},
The Global Burden of Surgical Disease: An Analysis on Inaccessible Surgical Care in Low and Middle Income Countries
The paper will address the influence of financing, infrastructure, workforce, service delivery, and information management on surgical care, and the current resolutions, such as humanitarian aid missions, in low- and middle-income countries.
Belgium and global surgery: quo vadis?
Belgium can play an increasingly important role in the expansion of surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia care in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), which can be further scaled to meet the demands of local populations.
Making a case for national surgery, obstetric, and anesthesia plans
A massive movement in global public health is needed to meet the UHC and SDG targets, and efforts must address the entire surgical system, from the community level right through to complex tertiary referral care deploying a trans-professional strategy across all domains of the health system.
Investing in all of Our Children: Global Pediatric Surgery for the Twenty-First Century
This symposium has brought together reports from new and established leaders in the field of global children’s surgery and reflects on the future of surgical care for children within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG 3.2 which aims to end preventable deaths of newborns and children under the age of five by 2030.
The need for a joint response. Perioperative mortality in Latin America and the time for LASOS Study
The availability of objective and robust data allowed clinicians, researchers, and healthcare policymakers to focus on the issues of greatest importance to patients and contextualize populations in terms of needs, and availability of surgical services, Nevertheless, in LMICs the large size of the surgical population makes longitudinal epidemiological studies difficult to be conducted.
Global Disparities in Surgical Care
As enthusiasm and support for the field continue to grow, the global surgery community is uniting behind the common goal of providing universal surgical care to those in need, regardless of the obstacles and challenges that stand in the way.
Lancet Commission on Global Surgery - A Public Health Initiative
The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery reveals that human and economic consequences of unmet surgical needs in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) are substantial and for many years have gone unrecognised.
Safe Surgery Globally by 2030: The Essential Role of Anesthesia, The View From Obstetrics.
The global distribution of fully trained surgeons, anesthesiologists, and obstetricians (SAO) is not only critically inadequate in many parts of the world but also grossly inequitable between and within countries, and the greatest gaps in care are in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Case reports from low‐ and middle‐income countries: supporting clinical evidence for those most in need
  • A. Vinturache
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Clinical case reports
  • 2018
Clinical Case Reports is a journal that endeavors to publish open access case reports across disciplines and specialities, encouraging reporting of clinical encounters that illustrate every day clinical practice, and its vision is that case reports from developed countries as well as those from LMIC will directly improve global health outcomes.
Financing pediatric surgery in low-, and middle-income countries.
This discussions aims to characterize and highlight the evidence gaps that currently exist in global financing and funding flow for pediatric surgical care in LMICs.


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
Perioperative Mortality Rate (POMR): A Global Indicator of Access to Safe Surgery and Anaesthesia
POMR reporting is feasible, credible, achieves a consensus of acceptance for reporting at national level, and should be reported as a health indicator by all countries and regions of the world.
Proposed Minimum Rates of Surgery to Support Desirable Health Outcomes: An Observational Study Based on Three Strategies
A narrow range of surgical rates associated with important health indicators is identified, which can be used for benchmarking of surgical services, and as part of a policy aimed at strengthening health care systems and surgical capacity.
Global surgery: defining an emerging global health field
Population Health Metrics for Surgery: Effective Coverage of Surgical Services in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries
This study applies the concept of effective coverage to surgical services by considering injuries and obstetric complications as high-priority surgical conditions in low- and middle-income countries and finds poor coverage for both is poor.