The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Global Surgery Foundation (GSF) and Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) are hosting a special Online Event Series on the newly published National Surgical, Obsetrics and Anaesthesia Planning (NSOAP ) Manual.
The NSOAP Manual aims to help countries increase their capacity to deliver safe and affordable emergency and essential surgical, obstetric and anaesthesia services.
This series explores the NSOAP process through different lenses, offering stakeholders a unique opportunity to learn more about its benefits.
EVENT #3: Integrating an NSOAP into National Health and Pandemic Response Strategies: Aligning the plans with high-priority government strategies
Many countries have existing national health strategies or insurance systems that aim to provide Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Improving access to surgical, anesthesia and obstetric care represents a unique challenge that is often not adequately addressed specifically nor adequately within many national health strategies at a policy level. NSOAPs represent a flexible process which best function when integrated into existing national health plans for the purpose of advancing surgical care in the context of existing national priorities. This online event explores potential pathways towards aligning an NSOAP with national health plans and its implications for pandemic response strategies.
- Identify ways to assess the degree of inclusion of surgical, anesthesia and obstetric care in existing national health plans-
- Recognise the features of the surgical systems that makes themhighly useful for managing surges during pandemics.
- List the key steps to ensure that NSOAP policies align with existing national health strategies, including pandemic preparedness.
- Name the key stakeholders to include in order to integrate NSOAPs into existing health plans.
This Webinar is made possible thanks to the support of Johnson & Johnson.
This NSOAP Educational Webinar Series will feature experts from healthcare, academia, public and private sector.
Participation is open to government officials, diplomats, staff of international organizations, development practitioners, faculty members, and administrators of educational institutions.