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:
- Uche et al., 2019: Improving capacity and access to neurosurgery in sub-Saharan Africa using a twinning paradigm pioneered by the Swedish African Neurosurgical Collaboration
- Nordstrand & Sundby: Surgical Task Shifting in Sub-Saharan Africa (Pdf)
- Bolkan et al., 2015: Met and unmet needs for surgery in Sierra Leone: A comprehensive, retrospective, countrywide survey from all health care facilities performing operations in 2012 (Pdf)
- Bolkan et al., 2017: Safety, productivity and predicted contribution of a surgical task-sharing programme in Sierra Leone (Pdf)
- B. P. Waalewijn et al., 2017: Learning Curve Characteristics for Caesarean Section Among Associate Clinicians: A Prospective Study from Sierra Leone (Pdf)
- Bolkan et al., 2018: Admissions and surgery as indicators of hospital functions in Sierra Leone during the west-African Ebola outbreak (Pdf)
- Grimes et al., 2018: Macroeconomic costs of the unmet burden of surgical disease in Sierra Leone: a retrospective economic analysis (Pdf)