The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Global Surgery Foundation (GSF) and Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) are hosting a special Online Event Series on the newly published National Surgical, Obsetrics and Anaesthesia Planning (NSOAP ) Manual.
The NSOAP Manual aims to help countries increase their capacity to deliver safe and affordable emergency and essential surgical, obstetric and anaesthesia services.
This series explores the NSOAP process through different lenses, offering stakeholders a unique opportunity to learn more about its benefits.
The development of NSOAPs requires strong involvement by the Ministry of Health (MoH). Two strategies have emerged for the NSOAP process: a centralized vs. a decentralized approach. In a centralized approach, the MoH leads the coordination of information gathering, conducts needs assessments, and works to develop a formal NSOAP. In the decentralized approach, authority is shared between the MoH and the state/provincial government, thus leadeing to shared responsibility. Ultimately, the MoH provides the guidance and coordination from a governance perspective necessary to successfully implement the NSOAP process. This online event explores the NSOAP process from the perspectives of MoHs.
- Understand the role of the ministry of health in the NSOAP process.
- Describe the difference between a centralized and decentralized NSOAP process.
- Understand how to determine which strategy is most suitable.
- List the key stakeholders for the NSOAP process within the MoH
- Recognise the need for building governance and managerial capacity within the MoH in the context of the NSOAP process
This NSOAP Educational Webinar Series will feature experts from healthcare, academia, public and private sector.
Participation is open to government officials, diplomats, staff of international organizations, development practitioners, faculty members, and administrators of educational institutions.