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Funded by the GE Foundation, the Safe Surgery 2020 is a global initiative that aims to improve surgical systems in low- and middle-income countries through capacity building. Using an innovative training and mentorship model, SS2020 focuses on three key areas of surgical systems strengthening: workforce training, infrastructure improvement, and research. Since 2016, SS2020 has implemented various programs in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Cambodia.


Safe Surgery 2020 is a collaborative effort. The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change partners with Dalberg, Jhpiego, and Assist International to implement the full scope of the initiative. As the monitoring and evaluation arm of the collaborative, PGSSC has produced a number of reports and publications summarizing the goals and impact of SS2020. We have published early lessons learned in safe surgery partnerships with the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia, designed a robust quasi-experimental study to evaluate the impact of surgical care interventions in Tanzania, and presented baseline findings of a newly implemented safe surgery training model in Cambodia. 

See below for a complete list of PGSSC's SS2020 outputs. 


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