The Commission has moved from the report to implementation. We are currently working in multiple countries all over the world to create and implement National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anaesthesia Plans (NSOAPs). If you are interested in learning more about your country's surgical system and implementing methods from the Lancet Commission, the following resources can be used.

National Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Planning Template

The National Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Planning Template contains the most critical components of a resilient surgical system

Surgical Indicators

Six essential indicators of surgical system strength covering preparedness, delivery, and finance

Surgical Assessment Tool - Hospital Walkthrough

The hospital walkthrough tool is used to evaluate the strength of a surgical system within 5 domains: infrastructure, service delivery, workforce, information management, and financing

Surgical Assessment Tool - Qualitative Interview

The semi-structured interview is a qualitative tool designed to understand the key factors affecting the provision of safe, affordable and timely surgical care

Discussion Framework

Discussion frameworks are available in each domain to facilitate productive discussions amongst stakeholders that ultimately provide the foundation for a NSOAP