Cambodia Neurosurgical Support Project

Supporting the training of Cambodian neurosurgeons and making neurosurgery available to ALL who need it.


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Surgical capacity assessment meeting at Kampot Referral Hospital

27 April 2016

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Meeting with Ministry of Health in Kampot

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Lunch

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Team Photo at Kampot referral hospital

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In operation room


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2015 has seen surgical care rise from its “neglected” status to take its proper place within global health priorities. The transition would not have been possible without the new evidence describing the magnitude of unmet need of surgical services in low income countries presented by The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery early 2015. Along with several other key factors, the momentum to recognize surgery as an “indivisible and indispensable” part of health care resulted in passage of the World Health Assembly resolution 68.15 calling for “Strengthening emergency and essential surgical care and anaesthesia as a component of universal health coverage”.

During the first day of this conference, various stakeholders in surgical capacity building in South and Southeast Asia will have an opportunity to hear presentations from The Lancet Commission, World Health Organization and others about burden of unmet surgical need and what the UN member states have agreed to do about it.

The second day will be devoted primarily to discussing how best to address neurosurgical issues as it pertains to essential and emergency surgical care at the district hospital level.

We look forward to two exciting days of stimulating and passionate discussions for a cause we all believe in; health care, including surgical care, should be accessible to all, wherever, whenever it is needed.

Warm regards,

The Organizing Committee.

 

Kee B. Park MD,

Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School,

FIENS representative, Cambodia & DPRK

 

Iv Vycheth MD, PhD,

President, Cambodian Society of Neurosurgeons

 

Peter Reilly MD,

Chair, Neurotrauma Committee, Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons

 

Walter Johnson MD,

Lead, Essential and Emergency Surgical Services, WHO