DOI link for Future Considerations
Future Considerations book
The coronavirus pandemic has heightened global attention to public health and highlighted the increasing linkages, through disease and/or health management, between different parts of the world. It has also brought into sharp focus the endemic health disparities at the institutional level between developing and advanced economies. The marginalisation of surgery in global health approach to developing countries has slowly started to change over the past decade, due, in part, to improvements in the epidemiological status of these countries as well as the continuing rise of a globalised middle class in many of those regions. The shift in focus in global surgery organisations from purely volunteer-driven efforts to an educational experience can be tailored and adapted to meet the needs of local surgical trainees as well as providers in host institutions. Academic institutions in advanced countries can partner with institutions in resource-limited countries to facilitate bridging the gap in surgical workforce and to help with the training needs of these countries.