Centre for Global Health: Global Surgery & Anaesthesia

Strengthening emergency and essential surgery and anaesthesia is a crucial component towards universal health coverage, as approximately 5 billion people are estimated to lack access to safe and affordable surgical and anaesthetic care. This lack mainly affects the population in low and middle income countries. Providing surgery for common and easily treatable conditions such as obstructed labour, appendicitis or fractured bones not only saves lives and prevents disability, it also promotes economic growth.

The projects attached to this signatory theme cover different specialities and disciplines, all concerned with the surgical patient.

Photo: Sekjson for Internasjonalt samarbeid (Oslo University Hospital)



Department of Global Health at Oslo University Hospital


Lancet Commission on Global Surgery:

Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving (Pdf)

Other sources

Published Nov. 15, 2018 2:03 PM - Last modified June 11, 2021 10:49 AM