SURG-Africa will celebrate its closing event tomorrow 25th of May, on the international commemoration of Global Surgery Day and Africa Day. The event, called Leaving no one behind: Equitable access to surgery in rural Africa will discuss universal health coverage, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. The live webinar will be hosted by the Irish Global Health Network, from 1-2pm (Irish time).
One-third of the global disease burden requires surgical intervention and 18 million people die from surgically treatable conditions annually. Access to safe, timely and effective surgical services is critical to improving these figures, especially in rural Africa.
The response lies in training and supervising district hospital teams comprising surgery, anaesthesia and nursing providers. This webinar will bring together African and international experts, who have developed and tested feasible and affordable strategies for delivering essential surgical care to district and rural populations in three African countries.
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The SURG-Africa closing video: Togetherness will be premiered during the event. The video will mark the finish of this 4-year Horizon2020 project, funded by the European Union.