Improving access to surgery in a developing country: Experience from a surgical collaboration in Sierra Leone Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Developing Countries
  • General Surgery
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative

abstract

  • The SOS program in Sierra Leone highlights a method for improving access to surgery that incorporates an initial needs assessment with minimal external support and local staff collaboration. The program functions as a catalyst by providing training, salary support, and supplies. The beneficial results of the program can then be used to advocate for additional resources for surgery from policy makers. This model could be beneficial in other resource-poor countries in which improved access to surgery is desired.

publication date

  • July 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jsurg.2010.05.004

PubMed ID

  • 20816367

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 270

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 67

number

  • 4