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This guide contains links to information and resources of relevance to ANZCA's Global Development committee. The Global Development committee is "committed to improving education and training capacity in anaesthesia and pain medicine in response to the needs expressed by low and middle income countries (LMIC)".
The Asia-Pacific anaesthesia resources guide promotes key anaesthesia and pain medicine books and journals available online to local doctors in areas supported by the ANZCA Global Development committee such as Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
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The 2015 Lancet Commission - Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development
The Global Surgery 2030 report (including the great introductory video - shown centre tab on this page) has developed 5 key messages stressing the importance of access to safe affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed.
- 5 billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed.
- 143 million additional surgical procedures are needed in LMICs each year to save lives and prevent disability (an increase from an estimated 313 million procedures per year).
- 33 million individuals face catastrophic health expenditure due to payment for surgery and anaesthesia care each year (plus another 48 million cases of catastrophic expenditure attributable to non-medical costs).
- Investing in surgical services in LMIC is affordable, saves lives and promotes economic growth.
- Surgery is an “indivisible, indispensable part of health care”.
More information is available from the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery website.
ANZCA supports the vision established through the Lancet Commission on global surgery. Universal access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed.
Developing anaesthesia: guidelines for anaesthesia in developing countries V.1.6 2010 by The Developing Anaesthesia Textbook has been created to promote the advancement of anaesthetic practice and to empower anaesthetists in countries with limited resources. The text has chapters on the following topics: preoperative management, general anaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia, obstetrics, regional anaesthesia, recovery, critical incident management, and quality assurance.
Publication Date: 2010 (Print copy: College members; eBook from author website - free access, see E-books page)
The Essential Surgical Volume of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition “The Essential Surgery volume of DCP3 helps definitively dispel many of the myths about surgery’s role in global health, in part by showing the very large health burden from conditions that are primarily or extensively treated by surgery. It dispels the myth that surgery is too expensive by showing that many essential surgical services rank amongst the most cost-effective of all heath interventions.”
Publication Date: 2015 (Free online)
Infectious Diseases and Rural Livelihood in Developing Countries by This book focuses on the effects of rural livelihood and the impact of infectious diseases on health and poverty. It explores cultures and traditions in developing countries and their role in infectious-disease management and prevention. It highlights the associated healthcare systems and how these have contributed to some of the challenges faced, and goes on to elaborate on the significance of community involvement in infectious-disease prevention, management and control. It also emphasizes the importance of surveillance and setting up strategies on infectious-disease management that are favourable for poor communities and developing countries. Infectious Diseases and Rural Livelihood in Developing Countries allows students, researchers, healthcare workers, stakeholders and governments to better understand the vicious cycle of health, poverty and livelihoods in developing countries and to develop strategies that can work better in these regions.
Publication Date: 2016-02-11
Manson's Tropical Diseases, 23e by 2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Public Health category! From the difficult to diagnose to the difficult to treat, Manson's Tropical Diseases prepares you to effectively handle whatever your patients may have contracted. Featuring an internationally recognized editorial team, global contributors, and expert authors, this revised and updated medical reference book provides you with the latest coverage on parasitic and infectious diseases from around the world.
Publication Date: 2013-12-09
Obstetric anaesthesia for developing countries by Anaesthesia services in developing countries are often limited due to a shortage of basic facilities, equipment and drugs, as well as a lack of personnel and proper training. Anaesthesia services for obstetric procedures pose a particular problem in developing countries, where high rates ofanaesthesia-related complications and fetal/maternal mortality are seen in connection with otherwise common procedures such as caesarean section.This concise and practical pocketbook covers the basic principles of obstetric anaesthesia with a special emphasis on the unique challenges of service delivery in the developing world. The book will be useful for a range of practitioners in developing countries including anaesthetists, trainees,nurse anaesthetists, and district hospital doctors.
Publication Date: 2010 (College members)
The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics by This Oxford Handbook provides a sweeping and comprehensive review of the current state of public health ethics, addressing these and numerous other questions. Taking account of the wide range of topics under the umbrella of public health and the ethical issues raised by them, this volume is organized into fifteen sections. It begins with two sections that discuss the conceptual foundations, ethical tensions, and ethical frameworks of and for public health and how public health does its work. The thirteen sections that follow examine the application of public health ethics considerations and approaches across a broad range of public health topics.
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
Setting up Community Health and Development Programmes in Low and Middle Income Settings, 4e (Password access) by A majority of people living in rural areas and urban slums worldwide have minimal access to healthcare. Without information about what to give a child with stomach flu, how to relieve the pain of a broken bone, and how to work against increased substance abuse in a village, the whole communitysuffers. Children, adolescents, adults, and older people are all affected by the lack of what many of us view as basic healthcare, such as vaccination, pain killers, and contraceptives. To improve living conditions and life expectancy, the people in urban slums and rural areas need access to atrained health care worker, and a functioning clinic.Setting up Community Health Programmes in Low and Middle Income Settings illustrates how to start, develop, and maintain a health care programme in poor areas across the world. The focus is on the community, and how people can work together to improve health through sanitation, storage of food,fresh water, and more.
Publication Date: 2019-05-28
Travel Medicine, 4e by Today's travel medicine includes not only tourism and business travelers, but also incorporates volunteerism, medical care, migration, ecotourism, and more. Travel Medicine, 4th Edition, reflects all of these changes in the field while keeping you up to date with new vaccines and newly proposed regimens, pre-travel advice and post-travel screening, and all travel-related illnesses - for a one-stop, authoritative reference on all aspects of travel medicine. Includes new chapters to assist your care of specific populations such as those engaging in ecotourism or military travel, as well as the VIP traveler.
Publication Date: 2018-12-13
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The Global Development committee is "committed to improving education and training capacity in anaesthesia and pain medicine in response to the needs expressed by low and middle income countries (LMIC)".
Fellows of the college develop and contribute to variety of anaesthesia and pain medicine programs across the Pacific, Asia and Africa. In response to a number of frequently asked questions the Global Development Committee has prepared information for fellows and trainees interested in working and teaching overseas.
For further information please visit the Global health page on the ANZCA website, which includes resources and initiatives like:
Latest articles in Global development
Last updated: 16 October 2020
Open access articles
Pouramin P, Li CS, Busse JW, et al. Delays in hospital admissions in patients with fractures across 18 low-income and middle-income countries (INORMUS): a prospective observational study. Lancet Global Health. 2020;8(5):e711-e720. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30067-X
Kayambankadzanja RK, Likaka A, Mndolo SK, Chatsika GM, Umar E, Baker T. Emergency and critical care services in Malawi: findings from a nationwide survey of health facilities. Malawi Medical Journal. 2020;32(1):19-23. doi:10.4314/mmj.v32i1.5
Dobson GP. Trauma of major surgery: a global problem that is not going away. International Journal of Surgery. 2020;81:47-54. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2020.07.017
Marun GN, Morriss WW, Lim JS, Morriss JL, Goucke CR. Addressing the challenge of pain education in low-resource countries: essential pain management in Papua New Guinea. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2020;2020 Mar 12.
Pakenham-Walsh N, Godlee F. Healthcare information for all [published correction appears in BMJ. 2020 Feb 28;368:m818]. BMJ. 2020;368:m759. Published 2020 Feb 28. doi:10.1136/bmj.m759
Articles accessible with an ANZCA ID and password
Lonergan D. I am a Mzungu. Anesthesiology. 2020 Sep 1;133(3):667-669. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003264.
Henry JA, Volk AS, Kariuki SK, et al. Ending neglected surgical diseases (NSDs): definitions, strategies, and goals for the next decade [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 11]. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2020;10.34172/ijhpm.2020.140. doi:10.34172/ijhpm.2020.140
Ma X, Marinos J, De Jesus J, Lin N, Sung CY, Vervoort D. Human rights-based approach to global surgery: a scoping review [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 21]. International Journal of Surgery. 2020;82:16-23. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2020.08.004
Goucke, RC, Chaudakshetrin, P. Pain: a neglected problem in the low-resource setting. Anesth Analg. 2018;126(4):1283–1286.
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