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The official publication launch of the NSOAP Manual - Part #1 of Special NSOAP Online Series

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28 Sep 2020
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PGSSC, The Global Surgery Foundation
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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.

1st session - 28 September, 2020 @ 3pm CET

The official publication launch of the NSOAP Manual (Introduction)

Following both the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and the World Health Assembly Resolution 68.15 in 2015, world leaders in surgery, obstetrics and anesthesia came together to produce a comprehensive planning methodology for governments to use to increase capacity in safe surgical, obstetrical and anesthesia care.

The National Surgical Obstetric Anesthesia Planning (NSOAP) process offers ministries of health a pathway to integrate surgical planning into their overall national health strategies using a systematic and logical approach.

With more than 50 contributors from various sectors of global health, the NSOAP Manual provides a framework for the development of plans and policies to improve the provision of safe surgery, obstetric and anesthesia care at a national level.

The NSOAP Manual is being published as a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Harvard Medical School Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, and the Global Surgery Foundation.

At the end of this webinar session, participants should:

  • Understand how the NSOAP process contributes to the achievement of the UN SDGs.
  • Explain the importance of the NSOAP process to meeting the goals of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and WHA Resolution 68.15.
  • List the practical applications of the NSOAP process in assisting countries with their efforts to increase access to safe surgical obstetrics and anesthesia care.

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.

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