Progress in Global Surgery Comment on "Global Surgery - Informing National Strategies for Scaling Up Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Int J Health Policy Manag. 2018 Nov 1;7(11):1056-1057. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2018.69.


Impressive progress has been made in global surgery in the past 10 years, and now serious and evidence-based national strategies are being developed for scaling-up surgical services in sub-Saharan Africa. Key to achieving this goal requires developing a realistic country-based estimate of burden of surgical disease, developing an accurate estimate of existing need, developing methods, rigorously planning and implementing the plan, and scaling-up essential surgical services at the national level.

Keywords: District Hospital; Global Surgery; Universal Health Coverage.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • Humans