In more than 160 countries around the world, G4 Alliance members are working to provide patients with safe surgical, obstetric, trauma, and anaesthesia care. Below is a collection of the latest news, stories, and research of G4’s members.
January 29, 2019
World Health Organization Report Supports Need for Traffic Safety Awareness Programs
The World Health Organization (WHO) released their “Global status report on road safety 2018” in December 2018, noting that road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years, worldwide. Michael Bloomberg, Founder and CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies and WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries noted, “Road safety is an issue that does not receive anywhere near the attention it deserves – and it really is one of our great opportunities to save lives around the world. We know which interventions work. Strong policies and enforcement, smart road design, and powerful public awareness campaigns can save millions of lives over the coming decades.”
January 24, 2019
AO Alliance Foundation
At Breaking Point: Understanding the Impact of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
An Economist Intelligence Unit report
A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit has just been released, examining the increasing burden of injuries in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite great advances in high-income countries in trauma care and accident prevention, fractures still remain the most common non-fatal injuries across the world, with over 80 percent of injury-related deaths occuring in LMICs.
At Breaking Point: Understanding the Impact of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Low- and Middle- Income Countries, a report sponsored by the AO Alliance and AO Foundation, estimates the annual impact of injuries in LMICs as costing USD 180.2 billion in 2016 alone. It also posits that 4.8 billion people worldwide do not have timely access to safe, affordable surgery and over two billion people have no access to surgery and anaesthesia.
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Carla O’Donnell, Communications Manager, AO Alliance