Increasing access to surgical services in sub-saharan Africa: priorities for national and international agencies recommended by the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group

PLoS Med. 2009 Dec;6(12):e1000200. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000200. Epub 2009 Dec 22.


In this Policy Forum, the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group, which was formed to advocate for increased access to surgery in Africa, recommends four priority areas for national and international agencies to target in order to address the surgical burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • Health Care Costs / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Services Accessibility / standards*
  • Humans
  • International Agencies
  • Occupational Health / statistics & numerical data
  • Surgery Department, Hospital / statistics & numerical data*
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / economics
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / standards*