National Surgical Planning is an essential step in global health systems strengthening. It signifies a country's commitment to integrating and prioritizing surgical care as part of their national health plan.
On March 21st-22nd, the World Health Organization hosted a technical workshop on National Surgical Care Planning in the Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions, in partnership with the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery in Dubai. This workshop, attended by country representative and regional civil society organizations and stakeholders, was held to allow participants to exchange knowledge around the key steps to developing NSOAPs, discuss implementation options and tools, and explore innovative ﬁnancing mechanisms for NSOAP realization.
Leveraging the strength of our 85+ member organizations working across the globe, The G4 Alliance was pleased to lead an Implementation Showcase that featured the work of our G4 members and partners. Participants shared examples of successful collaborations supporting national surgical planning and implementation, and they forged connections and partnerships with regional and country representatives to further additional planning efforts.
Thank you to all participants (full list and bios here) and special thanks to partners the International Federation of Surgical Colleges and Indus Hospital for representing the G4 Alliance and chairing this session!