Monday 27 April 2015
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Global Health, The Lancet
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Millions of people lack access to timely, affordable, surgical care, but until recently, surgery has been a neglected area in most global heath discussions.
In January, 2014, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery convened a team of academics, clinicians, economists, and people who work in government, multilateral governmental organisations, and non-governmental organisations to discuss how to ensure that from 2015 onwards surgery is no longer neglected. This meeting will present and debate the results of these discussions.
New estimates of the numbers of people who lack access to surgery and the effects of this on individuals and economies will be presented. In addition the meeting will outline how investment in surgical services can benefit countries’ economies and result in health system’s strengthening and be crucial for universal health coverage, and how to achieve an improvement in access to surgical services by looking at four essential areas; health systems, workforce, data management, and finance.
We welcome your voice in this discussion.
If you are interested in improving Global Surgery, please join us for the Lancet launch and the day 2 conference organised by the Royal Society of Medicine and Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Registration and coffee
B Sethia, President, Royal Society of Medicine
Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet, London, UK
Global Surgery – facing the facts
Andy Leather, King's Centre for Global Health, King's Health Partners and King's College London, UK
Chair: Justine Davies
Health systems strengthening and surgery
Nobhojit Roy, Chief of Surgery and Public Health Specialist, BARC Hospital (Govt of India), Mumbai, India.
Panelists: Lola Dare, David Watters, Ed Kelley and Mit Philips
Chair: Lars Hagander
Human resources for global surgery
Emmanuel Ameh, Professor of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria.
Panelists: Martin Smith, Pankaj Jani, Wayne Morriss and Meena Cherian
Sum up of morning’s discussion
Atul Gawande, Chairman, Lifebox Foundation, Ariadne Labs: A Joint Center at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Optional Lunch time Seminar (12:50)- Commission Modeling Seminar and Q&A with Thomas Weiser, Mark Shrime, Blake Alkire, Nakul Raykar, Steve Bickler, Stephane Verguet and John Rose
Chair: John Meara
Financial implications for global surgery
Gavin Yamey, Lead of The Global Health Group, University of California, San Francisco, USA.
Panelists: David Evans, Haile Debas, David Nicholson and Melanie Walker
Chair: Andy Leather
Information management and global surgery metrics
Russell Gruen, Professor of Surgery and Public Health, Monash University, Australia.
Panelists: Srinath Reddy, Steve Bickler, Emmanuel Makasa and Kelly McQueen
Chair: Chris Lavy
From Commission to action: taking the results of the Commission forward
Atul Gawande, Chairman, Lifebox Foundation, Ariadne Labs: A Joint Center at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.
Panelists: Jaymie Henry, David Barash, Chris Whitty, Julian Gore-Booth and Robert Lane
Sum-up and concluding remarks
John Meara, Director of Global Surgery and Social Change Program, Harvard, Boston, USA
Close of meeting
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