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2019 NSOAP


For WHO Regional Officers,

High-Level Authorities, and Funders

Date: March 20 - 21, 2019
Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery-Dubai
Dubai, UAE
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel


"No country can achieve Universal Health Coverage unless its people have access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical services...It's therefore vital that countries invest in surgery."

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization

Welcome Video



Recognizing the indispensable role of surgical care and anesthesia in achieving Universal Health Coverage (SDG 3.8), this workshop will support country-led plans for scaling up of surgical and anaesthesia care as part of health system strengthening and explore potential financing mechanisms. This workshop will focus on global and regional collaboration, the role of WHO Regional Offices, high level authorities, Ministry of Health leadership, and funding agencies.



  1. Understand the current landscape of global surgery and anesthesia and the key steps to a National Surgical Obstetrics and Anaesthesia Plan (NSOAP) including implementation options and tools.

  2. Explore the role that WHO and other high-level authorities can play in supporting the NSOAP process in member states.

  3. Explore innovative financing mechanisms for surgical system strengthening.


After the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Support NSOAP planning processes by engaging and informing key national stakeholders while leveraging external support for developing surgical plans.

  2. Frame financing of surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia care as indispensable to achieving UHC and economic development, and seek strategically aligned financing mechanisms for NSOAPs.

  3. Define concrete next steps for advancing NSOAPs globally, regionally and nationally.





Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah is a Senior Consultant Surgeon in Breast and Endocrine

Surgery, Putrajaya Hospital and the current Director General of Health Malaysia. His

area of expertise is breast endocrine cancers, with numerous published papers and

textbook chapters in endocrine surgery and a special interest in bringing

personalized healthcare back to the community and home. He is a Councilor-at-

Large in the Executive Board of International Society of Surgery (ISS) and chairs the

Global Surgery Committee of ISS. He trained in breast and endocrine surgery with

the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and obtained his Master of Surgery and

medical degree from the National University of Malaysia.


Blake Alkire is an attending Otolaryngologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a faculty member at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School. Over the past decade, his research has focused on developing models to assess the economic cost and benefit of surgical interventions in low and middle-income countries. Blake received an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and an M.P.H. with a concentration in global health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. María Cruz Ciria, MD, is a Traumatologist & Orthopaedic Surgeon, that currently works as Head of Health Sector Division at Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation. Dr. Ciria completed her medical degree at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and later on completed her specialist training as a Traumatologist & Orthopaedic Surgeon by Universidad Autónoma in Madrid. She holds a Masters degree in Health Services Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Postgraduate in management development cooperation.


Dr Bikash Devkota (MD/MS) is chief of policy, planning and monitoring division of Ministry of health and population in Nepal. Dr devkota completed his medical degree at Lugansk State Medical University, Ukraine. Later on he completed his Master of Surgery in pediatrics from Russian State medical University at Moscow.

Dr Devkota has more than 20 years work experience in different hospitals of Nepal as government employer. He also served in remote areas of Nepal, where he conducted several health camps and surgical procedures. Since couple of years he is working in Ministry of Health and population as planning chief. He is being engaged in the process of revision of National health policy, long term health plans contributing to the specialized and quality health service for the marginalized people of the country.


Faysal El-Kak, MD, MS, ARCOG is the VP of the Federation International Gynecology, Obstetrics (FIGO), Clinical Associate of Ob Gyn and Sexual Health at American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), and Senior Lecturer of Health Behavior and Sexuality in the Faculty of Sciences at AUB.


Adrian W Gelb is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is currently the Secretary of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiology (WFSA) and previous Chair of the Patient Safety & Quality of Practice Committee. WFSA is an umbrella organization for 150 national anesthesia societies.

After training in Cape Town and working in rural South Africa, he immigrated to Canada where he was the Chair of Anesthesia at the University Western Ontario. He has held leadership roles in multiple Anesthesia Societies and also as the Board secretary G4Alliance. His Global Health interests include Global Health Policy, National Surgical Obstetric & Anesthesia Planning (NSOAP), Outcome Metrics, and Patient Safety. He works with a number of WHO groups. He is the author of >350 publications and has given > 300 invited lectures


Dr. Kyi Hlaing is an attending Neurosurgeon at North Okkalapa General Hospital, currently works as a clinical professor at the University of Medicine, Yangon, Myanmar. Dr. Hlaing completed his bachelor and master degrees from the University of Medicine, Yangon. He has finished his neurosurgical residency in Yangon General Hospital. One of his research interests is traumatic brain injury, and he is also engaged in the development of emergency neurosurgical centers in the big cities of Myanmar.


Dr Rooney Jagilly is one of four General Surgeons working for the Solomon Islands Government. He graduated with a MBBS from the University of Papua new Guinea in 1989. He worked in rural hospitals before doing postgraduate studies in Surgery. He graduated with a Masters in Medicine (surgery)  from the university of Papua New Guinean in  2002 . He has been working as  a General Surgeon at the National Referral Hospital , in Honiara Solomon Islands since 2003 to present. He was also Medical Superintendent of the National Referral Hospital from 2013 to 2017.


Dr. Walter Johnson has worked part-time at WHO since 2012, joining WHO full time in 2015. His primary responsibility is fulfilling the mandates of WHA Resolution 68.15 on strengthening emergency and essential surgical care and anesthesia as a component of universal health coverage. Dr Johnson completed his medical degree at Loma Linda University in California, holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in California, and a Masters in Public Health from that same institution.


Desmond T. Jumbam, MSGH is a health policy analyst with the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. Desmond co-led the development of the National Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Plan in Tanzania. He has advised several countries on the development and implementation of NSOAPs including Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Namibia and Malawi and continues to support the implementation of the Safe Surgery 2020 initiative in Tanzania. Desmond is most interested in research around innovative and sustainable financing for surgical systems scale up in developing countries. He completed his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Taylor University and holds a Master of Science in global health from the University of Notre Dame.


Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, ScM, is the Director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery—Dubai. He is also a Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (DGHSM) at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Hoon Sang Lee is currently an Adjunct Professor at Yonsei University School of Public Health in Korea. Dr. Lee is also a member of Health Sector Advisory Committee of KOICA and a member of Board for Korea Society of Global Health. Previously, he had been a health advisor of KOICA HQ and KOICA Ghana office, where he oversaw programs on maternal and child health as well as health system strengthening in Asia and Africa. He had previously worked as a medical officer at Korea CDC, managing national hepatitis B and measles immunization programme, and was involved in North Korea health programme for immunization support. He studied Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, received MD from Yonsei University School of Medicine and received MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.


Professor Emmanuel Malabo Makasa works on Wellness/Health Policy in the Zambian Civil Service – Public Service Management Division (PSMD) and he is the immediate past Assistant Registrar Licensure of the Health Professionals Council of Zambia. He is a Honorary Adjunct Professor for Global Surgery in the Department of Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He had served for five years (2012-2017) as the Republic of Zambia’s Global Health Diplomat at the United Nations in Geneva and Vienna during which time he led the 194 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) to strengthen Emergency and Essential Surgical Care and Anaesthesia through Primary Health Care, as a component of Universal Health Coverage and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Dr. Kiki Maoate is one of New Zealand's leading Paediatric Surgeons and Paediatric Urologists based at Christchurch Hospital. Kiki is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is a surgical examiner and Director of the College’s Pacific Programs. He is also member of the Pacific Islands Surgeons Association. Kiki holds the position of Associate Dean Pacific Health, University of Otago, based in Christchurch. He is a well-respected leader in the Cook Island community and Pacific health sector in New Zealand and the region. Kiki was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2014 for his dedication and commitment to Pacific Health in New Zealand and the region, and is recognized for his long standing commitment to developing, supporting, and mentoring the many Pacific surgeons both in training and qualified in the region.


Dr. Eddie McCaig is a Professor of Surgery at School of Medical Sciences,

College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at Fiji National University


John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA is the Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery, Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Meara serves as the Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief of the Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.   He was Co-Chair for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and was a commissioner on the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era and the Lancet Oncology Commission


Public Health Physician & Health System and Disease Control and Elimination Specialist

A veteran global public health medical specialist of 40 years. Expertise and experience as a clinician in district and provincial hospitals and as a public health physician in development of public health and disease control and elimination projects, programs and health system in districts, provinces and national level in Zimbabwe, Southern African Development Community and all three levels of the World Health Organization.  Currently Co-Director Global Public Health, independently advising and supporting public, faith based, not for profit and private organizations in strengthening public health system and disease control programs structures, capacity and systems for renewal of Primary Health Care towards Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG3 2030.


Ben Nangombe is Namibian civil servant, currently serving as Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services. His previous senior management and executive roles include serving as Deputy Permanent Secretary: Executive Policy Services and Media Liaison in the Office of the President (Namibia), as well as Director: Research and Media Liaison in the Presidency.  He is a holder of a Master of Public Policy and Administration, BJuris and LLB (Honours) degrees among others. He has extensive experience in the Public Service sector in the areas of policy analysis, strategic planning, Performance Management, Policy Research, legal research and analysis as well as change management to name a few. His broad and extensive exposure of over 24 years to the operations of government and public service departments at the highest level, especially in the Executive Branch as well as interactions in the public policy space nationally, regionally, and internationally represent strong skill sets, vital to the operations of the Ministry of Health and Social Services. He assumed the post of Executive Director in August 2018. 

Dr. Kee B. Park is a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar. A diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, he helped train the first cohort of neurosurgery residents in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. As the Director of DPRK Programs for the Korean American Medical Association, he leads medical and health projects to support health systems strengthening in DPRK. He graduated from Rutgers Medical School and trained in neurosurgery at Temple University.


Dr. Lalantha Ranasinghe is a consultant general surgeon at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. He is a member of the Board of Study in Surgery, Post-Graduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo and is a member of the court of examiners in MD Surgery. Honorary senior lecturer in surgery to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Served in various parts of the country during the war. He is the former Vice-President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council.


Dr. Hamid Ravaghi is working as regional advisor for Hospital Care and Management at the Department of Health System Development in WHO EMRO.  Hamid holds a PhD degree in Health Policy and Management from University of York, UK. He is an associate professor with over 20 years working experiences in health system and strong background in hospital care and management at national and international levels. He has been General Director of Hospital management and clinical excellence in Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran. He was the Dean of School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran. He has taught in various post-graduate programs and senior continuous education course. Hamid has published several articles on different aspects of healthcare organizations and hospital management.


Ché‐len Reddy, MBChB, MPH,  is a physician from South Africa and a Paul Farmer Fellow at the Program for Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. At the PGSSC, he is the lead Fellow providing support for surgical systems strengthening in the in the SADC region. He’s interested in the political dimensions of health systems, global health security, and the diffusion of innovative surgical technologies into global health systems. He received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town Medical School and MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Dr. Teri Reynolds, a citizen of the United States, completed her MD, MS in Global Health Sciences, and fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at the University of California, San Francisco; emergency medicine specialisation at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California; and PhD in Literature at Columbia University in New York. She was Associate Professor and Director of Global Health for the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and directed the Emergency Medicine Residency and research programmes at Muhimbili National Hospital in the United Republic of Tanzania. As chair of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) Scientific Committee, she developed the AFEM Emergency Care Curriculum and the AFEM regional Trauma Data Project. Dr. Reynolds, who has served previously as both consultant and staff Technical Officer at WHO, joined the WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI) in May 2015 to lead the emergency and trauma care programme. 


Trained as an obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Rogo later earned his Fellowship and PhD in Gynecologic Oncology from Sweden. He is Founding Fellow of College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of East Central and Southern Africa. He currently serves as the Lead Health Sector Specialist and Head of the Health in Africa Initiative, a private sector in health focused program of the World Bank Group. Prior to that, he was Senior Advisor for Population and Reproductive Health at The World Bank.


Chief Consultant Urological Surgeon at King Faisal Hospital/OSHEN, Kigali, Rwanda; Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Rwanda and urology residency promotor and current director. He was Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to Japan in 2005 to 2009; Chairman of Rwanda Medical and Dental Council (2012 - 2016 );  Vice-Chancellor of then National University of Rwanda (1998 – 2004); team leader of  the Rwanda National Surgical, Anesthesia and Obstetrics Plan (NSAOP) on behalf of the Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Surgical Society (2017 – 2018); currently national consultant for the design of the Rwanda Medical Procedures Coding (RMPC).


Dr. Lubna Samad is a pediatric surgeon at the Indus Hospital, Karachi, and heads the Center for Essential Surgical and Acute Care at Indus Health Network. She is a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery in Dubai, member of he G4 Alliance and the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. She is dedicated to improving access to quality surgical care for those who need it the most, working on service delivery and research initiatives as well as spearheading a national effort for surgical systems strengthening.  She works actively with the global surgery community to find locally relevant solutions to bridge the health delivery gap. 

Prof. KIM SAVUON, MD, Psychiatrist, is Deputy Director, Department of Hospital Services. He graduated in Mongolian Medical University. He had worked at National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control until 2014 assigned to be Chief of Bureau of Mental Health, Department of Hospital Services. He has been lecturer to medical students of International University in Phnom Penh.  Prof. Kim Savuon wrote chapter of Routledge Handbook of Psychiatry in Asia. Within his responsibilities, he has facilitated with different health development stakeholders including WHO, GIZ… and other professional associations to improve quality of health services. He has been assigned to be member of several working groups to develop National Guidelines particularly Infection Prevention Control, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS), Clinical Practice Guidelines to implement within national and sub national levels of health system in Cambodia.


Haitham is a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow with the PGSSC and earned an MBBCh from Cairo’s Ain Shams University, completed surgical rotations later DIC, MPH from Imperial College London. His global health experience includes health economics, health policy and health systems strengthening. He worked for European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, WHO, and Cambridge University Hospitals. He commits to using cost effective surgery for health systems development through education, innovation, outcomes-based research as a PGSSC fellow.


Emi Suzuki, Ph.D., is a Demographer at the World Bank with over 15 years of experience in the World Bank’s demographic and health statistics. Her areas of interest are population, demography, health statistics, health SDGs, and global health monitoring. She currently leads the work to produce high-quality population and global health statistics in the World Development Indicators (WDI), World Bank’s flagship statistical publication. Emi holds a PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


Dr. Shershah Syed, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist, graduated in 1979 from Dow Medical College, Karachi, trained in obstetrics & gynaecology in Ireland and received his fellowship from Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology London. From 1990-2011, he worked as Associate Professor and Head of the OBGYN Department at Sobhraj Hospital and Sindh Government Qatar Hospital Karachi. He has remained elected as Honorary Secretary General of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) for six years and President of Society of Obstetrician & Gynecologists of Pakistan (SOGP) for four years. He is also an Elected Member of Pakistan Medical & Dental council (PMDC).


Akmal Taher obtained his medical degree in 1980 from the University of Indonesia. After serving the compulsory duty at a community health center and was registered as Urologist in 1988. He was a research fellow at the Hannover Medical School and Institute for Peptide Research in Hannover from 1990 to 1992, and also obtained his Doktor Medikus and his PhD degree in 1993 on the same school. At present, he is the Special Advisor to the Minister of Health for Improvement Services of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. In 2010-2015, he is the Director General of Health Care Services of the Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. In 2005-2010, he is the Director of Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, Jakarta, which is the main teaching hospital of the Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia. Recently on November 2017, he was elected as Chairman of Indonesian College of Urology.

Lord Tangi ( Dr Viliami Tangi ) is currently the Chief Surgeon Specialist at Vaiola Hospital, the main referral hospital in Tonga. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ( FRACS ). Lord Tangi was appointed Minister for Health, Tonga in March 1999, a post he held for almost twelve years. He was appointed directly from the clinical settings. Lord Tangi was also the Deputy Prime Minister, Tonga from May 2006 to the end of 2010. For the last two years, he has been a member of the Privy Council of Tonga.


Noah  Tapaua  is  a  consultant  General  and  Cardiothoracic  surgeon  at  the  Port  Moresby  General  Hospital  in  Papua  New  Guinea  (PNG).  He  is  also  an  honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine &  Health  Sciences  and  the  Surgical  Coordinator  at  the  Port  Moresby  General  Hospital. He recently established the PNG National Permanent Pacemaker Implant program and working toward fully establishing a cardiothoracic service in his country. Dr Tapaua is the chairman of the  PNG  Surgical,  Obstetrics  and  Anaesthesia  National  Health  Plan  Policy  working committee. He is a member for the PNG Surgeons Association, the PNG National Doctors Association and the Pacific Island Surgeons Association.   


Dr. Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst, MD, MPH, FACOG, FAHA, is currently Senior Advisor in Global Health at USAID in Washington DC. She received her MD from Brown University, her MPH from Harvard University, and did her residency in OB/GYN at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and her postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Heart Association. Dr. Chireau Wubbenhorst has been involved in patient care, teaching, research, and policy work in inner city locales, rural North Carolina, and Native American reservations in the US, as well as in Kazakhstan, Ghana, South Sudan, the Philippines, Nepal, Cameroon, India and South Sudan.


Kanako is a Senior Health Specialist in the Health, Nutrition, and Population of the World Bank and is a Task Team Leader for Sri Lanka and Pakistan programs. She has over 20 years of experience in the health sector working with governments, NGOs, and the private sector in the health sector covering maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, quality of care, community participation, and institutional capacity building in South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa.



Presentation titles highlighted in RED are available for download.

NSOAP Workshop Program:

Day 1

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

9:00 – 9:25 a.m.             Welcome and Opening Remarks

Walter Johnson (World Health Organization)

Salmaan Keshavjee (Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery – Dubai)

John G. Meara (Harvard University)


9:25 - 9:30 a.m.             Welcome Video

         Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus



9:30 – 10:00 a.m.           The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and the case for National Surgical, Obstetric, and

Anaesthesia Plans

John G. Meara (Program in Global Surgery and Social Change)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.         NSOAPs and the WHO HQ: Progress on WHA 68.15, and the role of the WHO

Walter Johnson (WHO)


10:30 – 10:55 a.m.         Theoretical Framework for National Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Plans

Desmond Jumbam (Program in Global Surgery and Social Change)

Che-Len Reddy (Program in Global Surgery and Social Change)

10:55 – 11:15 a.m.         Break

11:15 –12:15 p.m.          Panel 1: Milestones in NSOAP development and implementation in the Africa Region

Moderator: Shiva Murugasampillay (Zimbabwe)

Emmanuel Makasa (Zambia)

Emile Rwamasirabo (Rwanda)

Ben Nangombe (Namibia)

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.           Adapting the NSOAP framework to the Pakistani context

Lubna Samad (Indus Health Network)

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.            Lunch and group photo


2:30 – 3:15 p.m.            Panel 2: Global surgical indicator tracking: progress, challenges and opportunities     

          Moderator: John Meara (Program in Global Surgery and Social Change)

          Emi Suzuki (World Bank)

          Lord Viliami Tangi (Tonga)

          Haitham Shoman (PGSSC)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.            Break



3:30 – 4:00 p.m.           The SADC resolution: A regional approach to NSOAP development

                                          Shiva Murugasampillay (Zimbabwe) and Emmanuel Makasa (Zambia)


4:00 - 4:30 p.m.            Fireside Chat: The Role of WHO Regional Offices in the NSOAP Process

                              Ravaghi Hamid (WHO EMRO) and Walter Johnson (WHO)

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.            Macroeconomics of Surgical Care

        Blake Alkire (Program in Global Surgery and Social Change)



5:00 - 5:30 p.m.            Closing Remarks

          John Meara (Program in Global Surgery and Social Change)

NSOAP Workshop Program:

Day 2

Thursday, March 21, 2019

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.            Review of Day One and Overview of Day Two objectives

          Walter Johnson (WHO)

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.            Strategies for working with the World Bank Group to promote NSOAP development and

                                      implementation globally

        Khama Odera Rogo (World Bank) 


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.           Panel 4: Mobilizing global resources for NSOAP development and implementation 

                                      Moderator: John G. Meara (PGSSC)

          María Cruz de Ciria Matilla (AECID)

          Hoon Sang Lee (KOICA)

          Monique Wubbenhorst (USAID)

          Kanako Yamasita-Allen (World Bank)      


10:30 – 11:00 a.m.        Break


11:00 – 12:00 a.m.        Panel 5: The role of professional societies in NSOAPS

                     Moderator: Lubna Samad

                     Adrian Gelb (WFSA)

         Faysal El Kak (FIGO)

          Syed Shershah (International Society of Obstetric Fistula)

          Kee Park (WFNS)

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.        WHO Resources for Emergency and Trauma Care Implementation   

                                           Teri Reynolds (WHO)

12:30 –2:00 p.m.           Lunch


2:00 – 3:00 p.m.            Panel 6: The Way Forward in Asia 

          Moderator: Kee Park (PGSSC)      

          Akmal Taher (Indonesia)

          Noor Hisham Abdullah (Malaysia)

          Bikash Devkota (Nepal)

          Kyi Hlaing (Myanmar)

          Lalantha Ranansinghe (Sri Lanka)


3:00 - 3:30 p.m.            Break



3:30 - 4:15 p.m.            Panel 7: The Way Forward in the Western Pacific

        Moderator: Lord Viliami Tangi (Tonga)

         Noah Tapaua (Papua New Guinea)

         Rooney Jagilly (Soloman Islands)

         Eddie McCaig (Fiji)

         Kiki Maoate (New Zealand)



4:15 – 4:45p.m.            Drafting and review of consensus statement on the way forward

         Moderators: John Meara (PGSSC) and Walt Johnson (WHO)

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.            Closing Remarks

                                           Walter Johnson (WHO)

7:30 p.m.                      Group Dinner at the Raffles Hotel



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