Lancet Commission on Global Surgery - A Public Health Initiative
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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