The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.
Boston Children's Hospital
The PGSSC is jointly positioned under Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. With the support of the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery and the Global Health Program, the PGSSC has helped lead the burgeoning movement in surgical system strengthening. As affiliates of Boston Children’s Hospital, our team members have completed a multitude of successful research projects and policy initiatives over the years, the impact of which will continue to grow.
Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health and Delivery—Dubai
The PGSSC is excited to announce a collaboration with the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health and Delivery—Dubai. This center aims to provide medical care to the poor in all arenas of global health. Within global surgery, they are funding crucial quality improvement studies at the Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. They were key players in defining the scope and breadth of global surgery through continued funding, and hosting the final meeting of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. They are located in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai, UAE, and are uniquely placed to increase global health access in the Middle East.
The Kletjian Foundation is a private foundation committed to harnessing the power of entrepreneurship for health system strengthening. Since its inception in 2012, the Kletjian Foundation has focused on increasing access to surgical care through its three focus areas: system innovations, capacity building, and research and advocacy. The Kletjian Foundation supported the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and funded Dr. John Meara's Professorship in Global Surgery in April 2015.
The PGSSC is excited to collaborate with the GE Foundation. The GE foundation is committed to equipping communities with the technology and capacity to improve access to better health and education. Together, we are working in Ethiopia to improve surgical monitoring and evaluation in the hopes of improving patient outcomes.
Mercy Ships is a global charity, which, since 1978, has operated a fleet of hospital ships. It currently operates the largest civilian hospital ship in the world. Since 1990, the organization has focused primarily on Africa, with a major focus on West Africa. The PGSSC is partnering with Mercy Ships to provide surgical systems assessments, training, and national surgical plan development in conjunction with national ministries of health.
Center for Surgery and Public Health
The Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital is a joint program of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The mission of CSPH is to advance the science of surgical care delivery by studying effectiveness, quality equity, and value at the population level, and to develop surgeon-scientists committed to excellence in these areas.