The German Global Surgery Alliance (GGSA) brings together interdisciplinary researchers at different levels in their career who aim at advocating for universal access to safe, affordable, surgical and anaesthesia care and shed light on the situation of surgical care in health systems. In particular, the GGSA will work toward this aim by analyzing and reporting on the status of global surgery at the global, regional and national level and make policy recommendations based on their findings. To further build the inter-disciplinary character, the GGSA reaches out to students, medical residents and professionals from different fields, who express an interest in Global Surgery. The GGSA is affiliated with InciSioN (the International Student Surgical Network).