DCP3 celebrated the publication of the Essential Surgery volume with presentations by the volume's editors and an interactive panel discussion on March 26, 2015 at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 6th Annual Conference in Boston, MA. The panel featured the following volume editors and authors:
- Haile Debas - University of California, San Francisco
- Peter Donkor - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
- Charles Mock - University of Washington
- Atul Gawande- Harvard Medical School
- Margaret Kruk - Harvard School of Public Health
- Olusoji Adeyi - World Bank
- Dean Jamison - University of Washington
The session addressed some of the main findings of the volume, which seeks to better define the health burden of conditions requiring surgery; identify those surgical procedures that are the most cost-effective and cost-beneficial; and describe the health care policies and platforms that can universally deliver these procedures at high quality. The Essential Surgery volume examines new evidence for the unmet need and potential impact of surgery on saving lives in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).
|Essential Surgery editors Charles Mock, Atul Gawande, Margaret Kruk, Haile Debas, Petor Donkor, and Dean Jamison following the panel discussion at CUGH on March 26.
||DCP3 Series Editor Dean Jamison introduces the first volume in the DCP3 series, Essential Surgery, with fellow volume editor Margaret Kruk.|