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Our group strives to make surgery a public health priority in order to save lives and avoid further disability. The following are important research and policy documents that drive our research:

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

The Lancet Commission believes in universal access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care when needed saves lives, prevents disability, and promotes economic growth.

Disease Control Priorities (DCP3)

Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN), founded in 2009 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a seven-year project managed by University of Washington’s Department of Global Health (UW-DGH) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). UW-DGH leads and coordinates two key components to promote and support the use of economic evaluation for priority setting at both global and national levels.

World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution 68.15

‘‘Strengthening emergency and essential surgical care and anaesthesia as a component of universal health coverage’’

World Development Indicators - Surgical Indicators Data Collection 2016

Data for the sustainable development of surgical systems: A global collaboration

Comprehensive Policy Recommendations for Head and Spine Injury Care in LMICs

Injuries in the DPRK: The Looming Epidemic

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