CC2019: Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Surgery
The Role of Surgical Care in Attaining Universal Health Coverage for Sustainable Development in Low and Middle Income Countries
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Raymond R. Price, MD, FACS, Murray, UT
Lecturer: Emmanuel M. Makasa, BSC.HB, MBCHB, MPH, M.MED (Ortho), Lusaka, Zambia
Emmanuel M. Makasa, BSc.HB, MBCHB, MPH, MMed(orth), discusses the steps that African countries are taking to realize universal coverage on their road to developing a sustainable health care infrastructure during the 2019 Distinguished Lecture of the International Society for Surgery, The Role of Surgical Care in Attaining Universal Health Coverage for Sustainable Development in Low and Middle Income Countries.
In 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery working groups developed a National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthesia Plan (NSOAP) to guide the global development of national surgical systems. The NSOAP framework is a national health plan designed to improve surgical capacity and access in a country, particularly at the local level. Zambia is one of the first countries to use the framework to create its own NSOAP. The country is moving toward the first pilot implementation program to generate evidence, demonstrate impact, and learn lessons for a nationwide scale-up of its NSOAP.
Dr. Makasa, health and wellness expert, Office of the President of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, leads the NSOAP Southern African regional work from the Wits Centre of Surgical Care for Primary Health and Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Surgery was established in 1990 and endowed by the U.S. Chapter of the International Society of Surgery to recognize the Society’s worthwhile activities by honoring distinguished international surgeons.
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Faculty and Disclosures
Raymond R. Price, MD, FACS - Book: Global Surgery and Public Health: A New Pardigm: Royalties: Author; Book: Global Surgery the Essentials: Editor and author
Emmanuel M. Makasa, BSC.HB, MBCHB, MPH, M.MED (Ortho) - Nothing to Disclose
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.
This educational activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.