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.
Embarking on the NSOAP process requires an understanding of the steps involved, the identification of local stakeholders, as well as local champions, and a commitment by the Ministry of Health to improve the quality and capacity of safe, affordable surgical care. At the beginning, this process may seem complex and overwhelming. This session will explore the simple steps to initiate the NSOAP process for the Ministry of Health staff. A number of different strategies have been used to initiate the NSOAP process given the unique political structures of different countries in which there has been successful implementation of an NSOAP.
This online event showcases practical steps that can be taken to improve facility efficiency.
• List the key steps to starting the NSOAP process.
• List the resources available for technical assistance in the NSOAP planning process.
• Explain how to conduct a surgical anesthesia and obstetrics needs assessment.
• Understand how to approach the Ministry of Health and local stakeholders to initiate the NSOAP process
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.