Emergency and essential surgical care

WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care

The WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC) was established in December 2005.

This global forum convenes multidisciplinary stakeholders representing health professionals, public health experts, health authorities, academia, leaders of education and training programs, NGOs, civil and professional societies, local and international organizations.

WHO GIEESC includes 1200 members from 114 countries interested in collaborations towards reducing death and disability from injuries, pregnancy-related complications, congenital anomalies, disasters, and other surgical conditions in low-and middle-income countries.

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