We Asked the Experts: Community Participation in Global Surgery Research

Lynn Bust, Lucia D’Ambruoso, Jakub Gajewski, Kathryn Chu* (Corresponding Author)

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The academic field of global surgery aims to develop and advance research agendas to improve access to quality, timely, and affordable surgical care for all. Access to surgical care is highly inequitable particularly for marginalised groups. This article describes community participation in global surgery research from a pro-equity approach and outlines practical considerations of the challenges and benefits of community participation throughout the research process. Surgical care is an integral component of a functional and responsive health system. The diversity and complexity of surgery means research within the field can benefit from a health system strengthening approach which moves beyond the individual to investigate societal health goals and how to achieve them...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-580
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
Early online date21 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023

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The authors declare no specific funding for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.


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