Date and time: 
Thu, 2014-12-18 18:31
Location / Venue: 

Department of surgery

Present at the recent international launch of the G4 Alliance were Professors S.W.O Ogendo and P. Jani at a just concluded meeting in London (December 9th and 10th 2014). 

Over two billion people lack access to basic surgical services worldwide with less than 4% of all operations being delivered to the world’s poorest countries. Marginalized populations continue to suffer due to a lack of trained health care providers, inadequate infrastructure, disproportionate out of pocket healthcare costs, and lack of prioritization of surgical, obstetric, trauma and anaesthesia care as part of national health plans and more widely, the global agenda.

Mission statement: The G4 Alliance is committed to advocating for the neglected surgical patient and is driven by a mission of providing a collective voice for increasing access to safe, essential and timely surgical, obstetric, trauma and anaesthesia care as part of universal health coverage.

The G4 Alliance aims to advocate for adequate delivery of surgery to the less privileged nations.  Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia Care being the four areas, giving the name, G4 alliance.  The alliance advocate for the neglected surgical patient and work towards fulfilling Millennium Development Goals 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, and achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

The most urgent objective now is to have surgery recognised as a public health issue by utilising the anticipated introduction of a World Health Assembly Resolution on Surgery and Anaesthesia Care and the UN's Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda highlighting the importance of surgery as a public health issue.

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Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2015-04-01 18:31
Contact Person: 

Chairman, department of Surgery