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Global surgery advocate, you probably already know that the urgent need for safe surgery and anaesthesia is cross-cutting. To address global health challenges including maternal mortality, road traffic injuries, migrants and refugees, Universal Health Coverage and more, policymakers and civil society organizations must prioritize the integration of safe surgery into existing health systems. 

Use these issue briefs at global forums, including the World Health Assembly and the UN General Assembly, to discuss the role of safe surgery with participants and policymakers!


Surgery and Maternal Health


Surgery Workforce


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Surgery, Refugees, and Migrants


Surgery and Universal Health Coverage

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Surgery and Road Traffic Injuries

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