Resources and advocacy

Surgery is an integral, indivisible component of a properly functioning health system. It is essential to ensure healthy lives for men, women and children of all ages.

Access to surgery is a prerequisite for the fulfilment of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Good Health and Well-Being and is a significant contributor to various other UNSDGs.

Yet five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe, affordable and timely surgical and anaesthesia care. The majority of these people live in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Fixing this problem of lack of access requires more than short-term efforts.

Through our membership of national and international alliances, the RCSI Institute of Global Surgery advocates for the international community to pay greater attention to the lack of access to surgery globally and to make more resources available to address the problem. We also carry out communications activities and host awareness-raising events to build engagement in global surgery amongst the general public.

The Institute of Global Surgery shares our research findings and programme outcomes widely. Our team and partners are key to our contribution to the knowledge base of global surgery.

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