Global Surgery: Towards Equitable Surgical Systems

In early March of 2016, the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery - Dubai convened partners from across the world to share lessons learned and initial best practices in developing multi-stakeholder national surgical planning efforts. This symposium took a critical look at the outputs of the Commission report and its various implementation efforts while facilitating cross learning amongst participants. Click on the photos to read more about each participant.

Dr. Lubna Samad
Dr. Lubna Samad

Lecturer, Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery - Dubai

Dr. John G. Meara
Dr. John G. Meara

Co-Chair, The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Director, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery, Harvard Medical School Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Andy Leather
Dr. Andy Leather

Co-Chair, The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Consultant, King's College London

Dr. Lars Hagander
Dr. Lars Hagander

Co-Chair, The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Consultant, Lund University

Dr. Walt Johnson
Dr. Walt Johnson

Lead for Essential and Emergency Surgical Care, World Health Organization

Dr. Glenn Guest
Dr. Glenn Guest

Director, AusAid Timor Leste Surgical Program Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Dr. Kenan Yusif-Zade
Dr. Kenan Yusif-Zade

Head of Hospital and General Surgeon State Border Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan Military Hospital

Dr. Danielson Veiga
Dr. Danielson Veiga

General Surgeon Hospital Augustinho Neto

Dr. Milliard Derbew
Dr. Milliard Derbew

President, College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)

Dr. Nandakumar Menon
Dr. Nandakumar Menon

Director, Gudalur Adivasi Hospital

Dr. Nobhojit Roy
Dr. Nobhojit Roy

Commissioner, Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

Dr. Declan Magee
Dr. Declan Magee

President, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Dr. Jamal J. Hoballah
Dr. Jamal J. Hoballah

Chair, Department of Surgery American University of Beirut Medical Center

Hon Pr Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo
Hon Pr Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo

Minister of Health, Madagascar

Dr. Hery Harimanitra Andriamanjato
Dr. Hery Harimanitra Andriamanjato

Director of Partnerships, Ministry of Health, Madagascar

Pr. Willy Franck Randriamarotia
Pr. Willy Franck Randriamarotia

Partnership Director, Ministry of Health, Madagascar

Dr. Abdul Bari Khan
Dr. Abdul Bari Khan

Chief Executive Officer, Indus Hospital

Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña
Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, University of the Philippines

Mr. Ian Walker
Mr. Ian Walker

Corporate Citizenship Director - Africa, Johnson & Johnson

Dr. Martin Smith
Dr. Martin Smith

Chairman and Academic Head of the Department of Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand

Dr. Khakima Karim-Zade
Dr. Khakima Karim-Zade

Associate Professor, Department of Opthalmology at Avicenna Tajik State Medical University

Mr. Keith R. Brinkman
Mr. Keith R. Brinkman

Programs Administration Manager, Africa Mercy, Mercy Ships

Dr. Michelle White
Dr. Michelle White

Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Medical Capacity Building Director, Mercy Ships

Dr. Fizan Abdullah
Dr. Fizan Abdullah

Chair, G4 Alliance Professor in Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Salim Afshar
Dr. Salim Afshar

Faculty, Harvard Medical School Program in Global Surgery and Social Change Attending Surgeon, Boston Children's Hospital

Ms. Erin Barringer
Ms. Erin Barringer

Associate Partner, Safe Surgery 2020

Dr. Catherine deVries
Dr. Catherine deVries

Professor of Surgery, Center for Global Surgery at the University of Utah

Ms. Ashley Eberhart
Ms. Ashley Eberhart

Senior Consultant, Safe Surgery 2020

Dr. Adil Haider
Dr. Adil Haider

Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health

Dr. Ali Lotfizadeh
Dr. Ali Lotfizadeh

Executive Director, Persian American Society of Health Advancement (PASHA)

Mr. Stephen Rudy
Mr. Stephen Rudy

Chief Executive Officer, Gradian Health Systems

Dr. Rusty Segan
Dr. Rusty Segan

Chief Medical Officer, Medical Devices Research and Development, Johnson & Johnson

Dr. Evans Chinkoyo
Dr. Evans Chinkoyo

Physician, Ministry of Health, Zambia

Dr. Kennedy Lishimpi
Dr. Kennedy Lishimpi

Director of Clinical Care, Diagnostic Medicine, Ministry of Health, Zambia

Dr. Emmanuel Makasa
Dr. Emmanuel Makasa

Counselor - Health, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the UN

Dr. Rani Bang
Dr. Rani Bang

Co-Director, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH)

Dr. Saurabh Saluja
Dr. Saurabh Saluja

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow, Harvard Medical School Program in Global Surgery and Social Change

Dr. Swagoto Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Swagoto Mukhopadhyay

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow, Harvard Medical School Program in Global Surgery and Social Change

Dr. Nakul Raykar
Dr. Nakul Raykar

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow, Harvard Medical School Program in Global Surgery and Social Change

Dr. Yihan Lin
Dr. Yihan Lin

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow, Harvard Medical School Program in Global Surgery and Social Change

Ms. Emily Bruno
Ms. Emily Bruno

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Associate, Harvard Medical School Program in Global Surgery and Social Change

Ms. Allison Silverstein
Ms. Allison Silverstein

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Associate, Harvard Medical School Program in Global Surgery and Social Change

Dr. Evandro Monteiro
Dr. Evandro Monteiro

General Surgeon, Fogo Island Hospital

Dr. Mehdi Bakhshaee
Dr. Mehdi Bakhshaee

Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

Dr. S. Zafar Zaidi
Dr. S. Zafar Zaidi

Director of Medical Services, Indus Hospital

Dr. Arturo Mendoza
Dr. Arturo Mendoza

President, Philippine College of Surgeons

Dr. Dilorom Sadikova
Dr. Dilorom Sadikova

Advisor to the Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population, Ministry of Health, Tajikistan

Dr. Ged Byrne
Dr. Ged Byrne

Director of Education & Quality, Health Education England

Dr. Richard Vanderberg
Dr. Richard Vanderberg

Chief Program Strategist, Operation Smile