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“Building surgical systems that work for everyone is affordable and achievable,” said co- first author Josh Ng-Kamstra, a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and a general surgery resident at the University of Toronto. “It’s also essential if we are to meet the global goals of ending poverty, improving health, ensuring gender equality and creating economic growth.”
The paper, which appears in the inaugural issue of the BMJ Global Health, outlines a series of actions that universities, hospitals, surgeons, biotech companies and the media in wealthy countries can pursue to improve access to surgery worldwide.
The effort builds on a landmark 2015 report by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. The commission found that nearly a third of the global disease burden can be attributed to surgically treatable conditions. For billions of people in low- and middle-income countries, a lack of infrastructure, insufficient numbers of trained surgeons and anesthesiologists, and the prohibitive costs of receiving care prevent people from receiving the care they need. The commission estimated that 143 million additional surgical procedures are needed each year to save lives and prevent disability. But the case for action isn’t just humanitarian: Investing in surgery would save developing countries approximately $12.3 trillion in lost GDP by 2030.
As Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, said in his address to the Lancet Commission in May 2015, “The stakes are high, because failing to fix this problem will have a substantial impact on people’s lives, well-being and even their economic health going forward.”
The current publication highlights a series of actionable recommendations that those in high-income countries can take to enhance the world’s capacity to deliver surgical and anesthesia care. Specifically, the paper calls for:
HMS and its affiliate hospitals are currently engaged in a number of research efforts, capacity building and training programs that embrace these recommendations.