This focused issue on “Global Surgery” is edited by Dr. Dominique Vervoort, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
This focused issue is designed to discuss contemporary challenges and developments in the field global surgery. Complex and controversial issues that are on the minds of many will be addressed by experts such as yourself. This focused issue reviews recent literature, provides expert insight into current practice, and also identifies future directions.
Dominique Vervoort, MD, CPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Dr. Dominique Vervoort is a Belgian doctor and current MPH/MBA dual degree student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Previously, Dominique completed the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. His past research focus and expertise lies within National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anaesthesia Plans (NSOAPs) in Pakistan and West-Africa, and the expansion of cardiac surgery services in low- and middle-income countries.
Dr. Vervoort has introduced the concept of global cardiac surgery to literature and established the organization Global Cardiac Surgery to advocate for the nearly six billion people worldwide without access to cardiac surgical care.
Focused issue outline:
The complete outline of this focused issue is listed below:
- Introduction to the focused issue
- Access to Surgery, Obstetrics, and Anesthesia Care: A Contemporary Overview
- National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthesia Plans: Progress and Way Forward
- Children at the Heart of Global Surgery: Children's Surgery in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
- Gender Equity in Surgery in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
- International Research Collaborations in Global Surgery
- Innovation in Global Surgery
- International Organizations in Global Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities
- Leveraging the Future Generation of Global Surgeons, Obstetricians, and Anesthesiologists to Expand Access to Surgical Care
- The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Advancing the Global Surgery Agenda
- Building Global Surgical Workforce Capacity Through Academic Partnerships
- Establishing and Growing an Academic Global Surgery Program
- Humanitarian Surgical Care Delivery: Lessons for Global Surgical Systems Strengthening
- Advancing the Global Surgery Agenda Through Data
- Surgery, Obstetrics, and Anesthesia Care on Island States
The series “Global Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Public Health and Emergency without any sponsorship or funding. Dominique Vervoort is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.