Surgery has widely been referred to as the “neglected stepchild” of global health. However, we are now in the midst of a movement in response to the facts that surgically treatable conditions form approximately 30% of the global burden of disease and 5 billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care. Common misconceptions, such as surgery being expensive, a last resort and difficult to sustain, have been successfully challenged. To drive the momentum we have gained towards improving the capacity and quality of surgical services, we invite research groups to use this website as a platform to create and distribute surveys on a national or international scale, therefore, building our knowledge and guiding our interventions.
Please contact M.Imam@UEA.ac.uk if you would like more information on our existing surveys or if you would like to propose your own survey.
The Global Surgical Surveys Collaborative is an international network, based in London, that aims to advance surgical practice worldwide through the coordination of multicenter research studies.
Our mission is to improve global health outcomes by advancing surgical practice worldwide.
We will conduct international, multicenter studies to answer clinically relevant research questions in surgical disciplines. The global collaborative model will enable us to (1) compare outcomes across countries, (2) investigate determinants of surgical outcome, (3) assess areas of variability in practice, and (4) highlight needs in developed vs developing countries.