Dear Colleagues and Friends, We hope this finds you well! In this month’s newsletter, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery documents our ongoing efforts across the globe. We are working with officials at the World Bank, partnering with Ministries of Health for our single country studies, and continuing to disseminate the findings of our report […]
Inaugural Launches: London and Boston London Launch On April 27th, The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery will launch the full commission report. This will be a two-day event at The Royal Society of Medicine. It is hosted in conjunction with The Royal Society of Medicine and The Royal College of Surgeons of England’s meeting on “Global Surgery, Anaesthesia, and […]
An open process to promote surgery as a public health measure Welcome to the April 2016 newsletter of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Dear Friends and Colleagues, The end of April marks one year since the launch of Global Surgery 2030, and the momentum has not stopped. This month, we hear about the Global […]
The Pan African Association of Surgeons (PAAS) convened a meeting of its constituent Colleges and Associations in Cape Town, South Africa on the 4th September 2014 and issues the following statement. Please click here to view the statement.
Please click here to read the full MPS Policy Paper on Challenging the Cost of Clinical Negligence
Dear Colleagues The African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS) website is live; http://www.asos.org.za/index.php The website contains all the information about the study, the study documents necessary for ethics applications, frequently asked questions, contact details, and a page to register interest in participation. It is imperative that ASOS has a broad representation across hospitals, and across Africa. […]
A formidable challenge to regulation 8 of the PMB legislation is being mounted by Genesis Medical Scheme and SAMWUMED in a court action against the Minster of Health. We are reliably informed that the Department of Health has decided not to oppose this action.
If successful, this will see all PMBs being remunerated at scheme rate only. It is anticipated that regulations will require that service providers accept the scheme rate without allowance for charging any co-payment. It is further feared that certain schemes may elect to reduce rates at which they reimburse PMBs conditions to state hospital rates.
An open process to promote surgery as a public health measure. Welcome to the February newsletter of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery