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.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, professional associations and other non-state actors can support the design and implementation of NSOAPs across various stages. They can provide resources, tools and manpower, as well as help coordinate national and international organizations working together towards achieving NSOAPs.
Academic institutions and professional societies play an important role in advancing the global surgery agenda through research, technical assistance, policy work and advocacy. Translation of academic research into actionable policies requires a concrete implementation strategy led by relevant stakeholders, including local champions, frontline providers, and government leadership. Stakeholders from both local academic institutions and global partners can help support NSOAP planning from the initial stages, through to evaluation and monitoring post implementation.
This online event explores the role of these actors during the NSOAP process.
-Describe the role of non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and other non-state actors in supporting NSOAPs.
-Understand the importance of academic research being translated into actionable plans to improve surgical, anesthesia and obstetric care.
The Webinar Educational Series is made possible thanks to the support of Johnson & Johnson and this specific event's co-host Smile Train, WFSA and FIGO.
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.