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World J Surg. 2019 Jun;43(6):1450-1455. doi: 10.1007/s00268-018-4867-4.

Is Global Pediatric Surgery a Good Investment?

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1
Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Emily_R_Smith@baylor.edu.
2
Department of Public Health, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97313, Waco, TX, 76798, USA. Emily_R_Smith@baylor.edu.
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Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.
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Department of Public Health, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97313, Waco, TX, 76798, USA.
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Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

Abstract

Investing in surgery has been highlighted as integral to strengthening overall health systems and increasing economic prosperity in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). The provision of surgical care in LMICs not only affects economies on a macro-level, but also impacts individual families within communities at a microeconomic level. Given that children represent 50% of the population in LMICs and the burden of unmet surgical needs in these areas is high, investing pediatric-specific components of surgical and anesthesia care is needed. Implementation efforts for pediatric surgical care include incorporating surgery-specific priorities into the global child health initiatives, improving global health financing for scale-up activities for children, increasing financial risk protection mechanisms for families of children with surgical needs, and including comprehensive pediatric surgical models of care into country-level plans.

PMID:
30506288
DOI:
10.1007/s00268-018-4867-4

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