RCSEd Global Surgery Symposium
Focusing the attention of the global health community on ‘the neglected surgical patient’
On 30 June, RCSEd held an evening symposium on the topic of global surgery. This comes on the back of increased interest in global surgery following the Lancet Commission last year.
Consultant Surgeon and Director of the King’s Centre for Global Health, Mr Andrew Leather opened the Symposium with a talk focusing on the conclusions of the Lancet Commission and the next steps. The Lancet Commission served to focus the attention of the global health community on what Mr Leather called ‘the neglected surgical patient’.
Mr Leather remarked that the impetus now lies with national governments to take on the challenges highlighted by the Commission and urged the surgical community to advocate on behalf of their patients and the health sectors within their country.
Guests at the Symposium were also treated to talks from Professor George Youngson, Paediatric Surgeon and Trustee of the Archie Foundation, Mr Trevor Crofts, General Surgeon based in Malawi, and from Mr Ewen Harrison, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon.
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