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Surgery as a component of universal healthcare: Where is South Africa?

C L Reddy, E M Makasa, B Biccard, M Smith, E Steyn, G Fieggen, S Maswime, J G Meara, K Chu

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-Surgery

Authors' affiliations

C L Reddy, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., USA; Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., USA

E M Makasa, Cabinet Office, Government of the Republic of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia; Centre of Surgical Care for Primary Health and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

B Biccard, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

M Smith, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

E Steyn, Division of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

G Fieggen, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

S Maswime, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

J G Meara, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., USA; Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., USA

K Chu, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Health systems; Global surgery; Surgery; Anaesthesia; Obstetrics; Health policy; Sustainable development; Global health; Universal health coverage; Health systems strengthening; Primary healthcare; Stewardship; Global health governance; Regional health

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2019;109(9):624-625. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i9.14233

Article History

Date submitted: 2019-08-28
Date published: 2019-08-28

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