Progress in Global Surgery Comment on "Global Surgery - Informing National Strategies for Scaling Up Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa".
- Author(s): Debas, Haile T
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2018.69
Impressive progress has been made in global surgery in the past 10 years, and now serious and evidence-based national strategies are being developed for scaling-up surgical services in sub-Saharan Africa. Key to achieving this goal requires developing a realistic country-based estimate of burden of surgical disease, developing an accurate estimate of existing need, developing methods, rigorously planning and implementing the plan, and scaling-up essential surgical services at the national level.