Contributions of surgery for building sustainable healthcare in rural Mongolia
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Describe the countrywide program in Mongolia to improve access to surgical care combining the World Health Organizations Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care for rural facilities with laparoscopic and emergency surgical training at the regional referral hospitals. Explain how the program has led to increased access to basic and emergency surgical care in rural sites, improved surgical capabilities at the regional referral hospitals, and the resultant decrease in surgical morbidity and mortality throughout Mongolia. Discuss the effect of increasing capacity for surgical care on improving medical and healthcare in general in Mongolia.
Keyword(s): Developing Countries, Health Care Access
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am co-author of book "Global Surgery and Public Health: A New Paradigm". Co-author of many articles on emergency and essential surgical care and laparoscopic training development in Mongolia. Member of WHO GIEESC program/ co-organizer of 3rd world biennial meeting 2011. Award from Minister of Health, "visiting" professor Health Science University of Mongolia, Honorary member Mongolian Surgical Society. Associate director Center for Global Surgery U of U.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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