Global Surgery NWG
It has been estimated that 11% of the global burden of disease can be treated with surgery. However, the true burden of surgical disease may be higher due to many unreported disorders in the community that remain untreated. Access to emergency and essential surgical care is increasingly becoming a global health priority: www.who.int/surgery. Our recent PLOS blog describes the issues and how we as a NWG want to move forward!
The Global Surgery NWG ethos is to inspire the next generation of medical thinkers and global pioneers and engage them with the frontiers and potential of global surgery.
We aim to bring together students from various interdisciplinary fields in order to explore the realities of the global burden of surgical disease and the way in which we can meet the demand. In order to do this we will analyse and critique best evidence, develop a policy statement, create resources for advocacy campaigns and promote ethical humanitarian surgery in a manner that builds capacity and sustainability without compromising on the need to meet the immediate burden of disease.
Through the Global Surgery NWG, you’ll have the opportunity to make a truly global impact on a previously neglected but now emerging field of global health activity.
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