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posted on 25.03.2022, 14:46 authored by Martilord Ifeanyichi, Jakub GajewskiJakub Gajewski, Rob Baltussen, Eric Borgstein, John Kachimba, Ruairi BrughaRuairi Brugha, Leon Bijlmakers

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the long neglect of surgical services in resource-poor countries, especially at the district level; and it has compounded the threat posed by diseases amenable to surgery to the long-term health, well-being and development of entire nations. The present crisis presents both a justification and an opportunity for a dedicated global funding mechanism for strengthening surgical capacities in resource-poor countries. We hope that these ideas will contribute to a dialogue among practitioners, policy makers, researchers, political leaders, as well as representatives of bilateral and global health organisations, funding agencies and non-governmental organisations, with a view to securing and committing resources to expedite universal access to surgical care.

Funding

European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation, under grant agreement no: 733391

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The original article is available at https://jogh.org/

Published Citation

Ifeanyichi M. et al. COVID-19 pandemic: revisiting the case for a dedicated financing mechanism for surgical care in resource-poor countries. J Glob Health. 2021;11:03090

Publication Date

2021

PubMed ID

34386211

Department/Unit

  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Surgical Affairs

Publisher

International Society of Global Health

Version

  • Published Version (Version of Record)