Advocacy is at the heart of the G4 Alliance mission. We know that advocacy works, but we also know that it works best when we're all striving towards the same goal, led by the same vision and bearing the same message.


Together, we've raised the banner of surgery at the Universal Health Coverage Forum, UN High-Level Political Forum, the UN General Assembly, the World Health Assembly. We've brought surgery to events on maternal health, road traffic injuries, Universal Health Coverage and women's equality. Garnering support from policymakers and influencers is critical to the success of our mission, and the more people they hear about global surgery from, the better! 

As a G4 member, a partner, a global health stakeholder, or a passionate individual, you can join us in advocacy - in fact, we need YOU as an advocate to make a difference!

Goals and Audience
This advocacy guide is intended to assist in advocating to policymakers and influencers at regional, national, and international global health events. Safe surgery, as each of these advocacy pieces emphasize, is a cross-cutting, cost-effective global health solution.

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First, use these resources to learn more about the G4 Alliance, advocacy, and a few of the many events where advocacy is essential!

The G4 Alliance: A Commitment to Advocacy

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Then, use these fact sheets, infographics, pitches and guides to advocate!

Fact Sheets: Global Surgery Statistics and Briefing Notes

Elevator Pitch


Surgery and Women's Health: WHA Advocacy Event (branded for event promotion)

Writing an Op-Ed




Finally, let us know that you're a global surgery champion who has used this toolkit! We're tracking the downloads, but we need your help to know when people are using it, and where! Tweet at @theg4alliance with the hashtag #GlobalSurgeryChampion. 



Join a movement of millions and raise your voice for the neglected surgical patient. 


Do you have a comment, question, suggestion, or something you'd like to see as an advocate?  Email us at