This focused series on “Global Surgery” is edited by Dr. Dominique Vervoort from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, U.S.A.
There is a long way to go until the five billion people who lack access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia care receive the care they need. The question of integration of surgical services in UHC plans and LMICs’ growing health systems is no longer a question of “if” and “why” but rather “when” and “how”. I thank the authors for sharing their expertise with us in this focused issue, the journal for providing a platform for scholarly discussion, and the readers for their interest, dialogue, and dedication to leaving no patient behind. 2030 is less than 10 years away, but together, we can make it happen.
Access to emergency and essential surgery obstetrics trauma and anaesthesia healthcare: a contemporary overview
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.