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PGSSC is pleased to present several side events at the 75th United Nations General Assembly. Surgery is an integral part of the healthcare ecosystem and global health security, and promoting surgical access works towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage. Tune in to learn the latest in the global surgery world. We would love your participation in any and all of these events!


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Saturday, September 19th @ 9:00 am EST/ 1:00 pm GMT 


Surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia care are essential in reducing morbidity and mortality at all stages of life. In order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and achieve Universal Health Coverage, it is imperative that nations incorporate these components into their health agendas. Since global surgery has gained increasing attention with the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery in 2015, a new generation is making waves in and out of operating rooms around the world.


The Harvard Program for Global Surgery and Social Change, The International Student Surgical Network (InciSioN), and The World Medical Association are bringing together an extraordinary panel of youth leaders in global surgery from across the globe to discuss their surgical work, opportunities for collaboration and innovation, and the future of the field. We hope this event will expose UNGA attendees to the important field of global surgery and garner international support for the inspiring work being done worldwide. 


Dr. Jean Wilguens Lartigue, an aspiring neurosurgeon from Haiti, and Dr. Michalina Drejza, an OBGYN resident and PhD student from Poland, will serve as moderators. 

Our esteemed panelists include Dr. Hassan Daoud from Somaliland, Dr. Barnabas Alayande from Nigeria, Dr. Fabiola Castedo-Camacho from Bolivia, Dr. Dominique Vervoort from Belgium, Dr. Alizeh Abbas from Pakistan, and Poorvaprabha Patil, a medical student from India. 


The event will take place on 19 September 2020 at 0900 ET/1300 GMT via Zoom. It is open to the public and will be virtual and live-streamed, allowing for stakeholders and citizens across the globe to tune in.

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Building Capacity Through Global Surgical, Obstetrics,Trauma, and Anaesthesia Systems

The G4 Alliance and partners are hosting four webinars around the SOTA theme of Surgery, OBGYN, Trauma, and Anaesthesia!


Advance (free) registration is required


Suturing The Gaps In Global Health Security

Wednesday, September 16th at 7-8 am EST/1100-1200 GMT 




During And After Covid-19: Delivering For Mothers And Babies

Thursday, September 17th at 9-10:30 am EST/13-1400 GMT


Trauma: Who Cares?  

Friday, September 18th at 7-8 am EST/1100-1200 GMT



Getting To The Tipping Point

Sunday, September 20th a 8-9:30 am EST/1200-1330 GMT



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