Vision, mission, objectives

Vision

Universal access to safe and affordable surgical care when needed is both a moral and a strategic imperative for all human beings

Mission

Initiate, facilitate and collaborate to improve global surgical care by research, educational and training projects

Objectives

Research

  • - To unite medical specialists, residents, global health doctors and students to perform research on global surgery
  • - To involve and empower local colleagues and stakeholders in global surgery related research projects

 

Education

  • - To develop teaching tools on global surgery topics and disseminate these internationally
  • - To organise teaching activities on global surgery for students, in high-, low- and middle income countries
  • - To provide preparation courses on global surgery for students, doctors and specialists going abroad for exchanges or humanitarian projects

 

Medical missions

  • - To support, critically review and improve the role of high income country actors to improve surgical care in low- and middle income countries with 4 goals in mind:
  • - From aid to shared investments in a shared future
  • - From charitable missions to sustainable partnerships
  • - From vertical programs to horizontal implementation
  • - From teaching to mutual learning and innovation

 

Advocacy

  • - To organise event platforms on global surgery in collaboration with local and international partners
  • - To set up collaborations with relevant partners in global surgery and to advocate for sustainable partnerships between hospitals and institutions worldwide