Call to Action!
Prioritizing Surgical & Anaesthesia Care as part of WHO's 5-Year Programme of Work!
On January 22–27th the WHO Executive Board met in Geneva to review the WHO's plan of work for the next 5 years. The Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work (2019-2023) represents a guiding document that will determine the priorities and scope of work of WHO for years to come. The G4 Alliance worked with our members to ensure that surgical care was included as part of this plan, as detailed in WHA Resolution 68.15.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Read more about the campaign we launched to support integration of surgical care as part of the WHO's General Programme of Work:
HOW CAN YOU TAKE ACTION?
1. SHARE THIS LETTER BROADLY
We have submitted a letter of support to WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros on behalf of the G4 Alliance network calling for explicit inclusion of “safe and effective surgical, obstetric, trauma and anaesthesia care" as part of the WHO's General Programme of Work (2019-2023). We also urged the WHO to prioritize the collection of surgical indicators as outlined in 2015 revision of the WHO Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators.
Share the letter on social media to show your support.
2. APPEAL TO YOUR COUNTRY CONTACTS!
Help call upon Member States by reaching out to your country contacts and calling upon their Delegations in Geneva to appeal for more robust representation of surgical and anaesthesia care in the WHO's Programme of Work.
Your support and advocacy is critical! In the original draft of the WHO Programme of Work circulated in November 2017, surgical care was NOT included. However, thanks to the collective advocacy of our network and surgical care champions, the latest version includes a mention of "safe and effective surgery" as an essential component of primary health coverage.
SAMPLE LETTER HERE