Lancet Commission on Global Surgery - A Public Health Initiative

Authors

  • Göran Kurlberg Department of Surgery, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; Research Department, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University,Kathmandu, Nepal

Keywords:

editorial

Abstract

With the advent of the epidemiological transition, the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) presenting as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, malignancies and injuries make up the major part of the Global Burden of Disease.1-3
Many of these conditions will require surgery and in 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was launched. The Commission´s key findings reveal that human and economic consequences of unmet surgical needs in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) are substantial and for many years have gone unrecognised.4,5

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Published

2020-04-30

How to Cite

Kurlberg, G. (2020). Lancet Commission on Global Surgery - A Public Health Initiative. Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal, 42(1), i-ii. Retrieved from http://www.jiomnepal.com.np/index.php/jiomnepal/article/view/80