National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthesia Plans Supporting the Vision of Universal Health Coverage

Glob Health Sci Pract. 2020 Mar 31;8(1):1-9. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-19-00314. Print 2020 Mar 30.


Developing a national surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia plan is an important first step for countries to strengthen their surgical systems and improve surgical care. Barriers to successful implementation of these plans include data collection, scalability, and financing, yet surgical system strengthening efforts are gaining momentum in achieving universal access to emergency and essential surgical care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesiology*
  • Budgets
  • Federal Government
  • Financing, Government
  • General Surgery*
  • Global Health*
  • Health Planning
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Healthcare Financing*
  • Humans
  • Implementation Science
  • Nigeria
  • Obstetrics*
  • Pakistan
  • Policy Making*
  • Rwanda
  • Stakeholder Participation*
  • Tanzania
  • Universal Health Care
  • World Health Organization
  • Zambia