Approximately 17 million people die each year from conditions that require surgical care - most in low and middle income countries.
Our Global Partnerships Strategy aims to offer our expertise to partner institutions to assist and co-create projects to improve access to safe and timely anaesthetic care.
We are committed to forging and nurturing relationships with doctors and institutions from other countries. This is why we are working in partnership with health education providers both in the UK and internationally to develop high quality anaesthetic training and standards for doctors and non-physician anaesthetists. We believe that it is important that relationships are two-way – while our expertise can benefit our colleagues based internationally, we recognise that learning is bi-directional, and there is a lot that we can learn from our colleagues in different environments.
The Lancet Commission report into Global Surgery, published in 2015, highlighted the significant unmet surgical and anaesthetic need across the world, particularly in Low and Middle Income Countries. The report says that in addition to the 313 million surgical procedures undertaken each year, it is estimated that an additional 143 surgical procedures are required per year. When factoring in differences in geographical location, it is estimated that 67 per cent of the world’s population has unmet surgical need.
Working with local organisations and institutions will strengthen international healthcare systems. This ensures the long-term stability of these systems and increases patient access to safe anaesthetic and surgical services.
We are also increasing our support and engagement with our international members and developing an international network, through which information and learning can be shared across borders and continents.
GASOC Conference 2021: The Story of Global Surgery: the Past, Present, Future -18/19 September 2021 (Online event)
GASOC (Global Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetric Collaboration) is a trainee-led group that advocates for trainee engagement in Global Surgery. One way in which we do this is by holding an annual conference. This year our conference theme is “The story of Global Surgery – the Past, Present and Future”. It will take place virtually from 18th-19th September 2021. The aims of this conference are to provide a background of global surgery as a specialty, outline the current challenges in tackling the inequalities in surgical care worldwide and showcasing projects that tackle these disparities. We will then be focusing on the future of global surgery such as innovative approaches in providing care and training globally and how technology may be used in the future to tackle current challenges.
Cost (2 day conference)
LMIC delegates : to apply for your free ticket you must have a VERIFIED account on MedAll with your hospital/student ID or email originating from a Low or Middle Income Country as stipulated by the World Bank and fill out our online form (https://tinyurl.com/MedAll-sign-up and LMIC Form)
Oxford Global Surgery Course, 13–17 September 2021 (online)
Applications are now open for Global Surgery.
This accredited course covers major topics such as burden of disease, manpower issues, training, partnership, supplies, service management, research needs, advocacy and ethics, and resource allocation.
The course is suitable for those in all disciplines interested in global surgery, anaesthesia and obstetrics:
Full programme information, including how to apply and the documentation required, may be found on their website.
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