Attendance at The Global Surgery Foundation (GSF) event enabled the GSU to identify pathways for Unit research to impact on global health policy

The event that took place in Geneva, Switzerland on the 23rd May was attended by GSU colleagues from the University of Birmingham who were able to join peers within the arena of surgical care at the GSF side event. The side event at the GSF 76th World Health Assembly looked at ‘Strengthening Health Systems through upscaling Surgical Care’ with participation from a multitude of countries including Croatia, Ecuador, Japan, Malaysia, Sierra Leone and Sweden.

The event provided colleagues from the GSU the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the current landscape of implementing surgical care systems on a global scale whilst also enabling the team to discuss pathways for the Unit to have completed research impact on international healthcare policy. The event hosted by The GSF, along with several co-sponsoring member states, also looked at the role of sustainable financing which is currently seen as a key topic within the delivery of surgical care, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

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