PARTNERS OF IGSS2018
The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) is a unique, global network of National Societies that brings together qualified practitioners of this specialised area of medicine. The WFSA is the foremost global alliance of anaesthesiologists, the specialist physicians dedicated to the total care of the patient before, during and after surgery. Anaesthesiologists are leaders in teamwork and patient safety, and are experts in anaesthesia and perioperative care, resuscitation, intensive care medicine and pain management.
As an essential element of any safe and pain free surgical intervention anaesthesiology is a major contributor to positive health outcomes. The WFSA works to make safe anaesthesia universally accessible and to improve patient care around the world.
The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) is a collaborative effort between the Harvard teaching hospitals, Harvard Medical School/ Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Partners In Health (PIH). The PGSSC focuses on:
Global Surgical Systems Strengthening through Research, Advocacy, and Implementation Science, using the Framework of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.
Producing Leaders in Global Surgical and Health Systems through Research, Advocacy, and Care Delivery. Through the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowships and Research Associate positions, it aims to empower surgeons, surgical trainees and medical students around the world with the skills they need to improve the health of some of the world's most impoverished people.
The Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma & Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance) is committed to advocating for the neglected surgical patient and is driven by a mission to provide a collective voice for increased access to safe, essential, and timely surgical, obstetric, trauma, and anaesthesia care as part of universal health coverage.
The G4 Alliance exists to increase global political priority for surgical and anaesthesia care. The G4 Alliance also works to mobilize resources to help provide access to safe surgical care for patients in need. They are comprised of more than 80 organizations working in over 160 countries, united in advocating for the neglected surgical patient.
The King's Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships is a joint centre for King’s College London and King’s Health Partners, and plays a key role in the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. The Commission, launched in 2014, seeks to ‘develop and assemble the best evidence on the state of surgery worldwide, to study the economics of surgical and anesthesia care delivery, and to develop strategies for improving access.’ Andy Leather, Director of the King’s Centre for Global Health, was appointed one of the Commission’s three co-chairs.
Moreover, King's provides an MSc in Global Health with a specialist pathway in Global Surgery – the first programme of its kind.
The Sadanah Foundation aims to build sustainable access to health care and education in low-resource settings. They aim to maneuver the current, different infrastructures and resources to maximize delivery of existing and essential healthcare service with cultural sensitivity through an economically appropriate model. Education is the solution to improving the usage of healthcare and health itself, as well as improving socioeconomic status and the resilience of vulnerable populations and societies in any low or high resource area. Even with the same access to healthcare, populations with fewer years of education have worse health outcomes than those with more years of education.