SAGES has proudly joined the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anesthesia Care (G4 Alliance) as a founding member organization. SAGES Board Member Dr. Horacio Asbun represented SAGES last week in Geneva at the G4 Alliance inaugural meeting.
The G4 Alliance is an advocacy-based organization dedicated to building political priority for surgical care as part of the global development agenda. G4 provides a collective voice for Member Organizations united in their commitment to supporting increased access to safe, essential surgical, obstetric, trauma, and anesthesia care for all.
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 anesthesia care as part of national health plans and more widely, the global agenda.
For more information about the G4 Alliance, please visit http://www.theg4alliance.org