Past Events

9th of September 2016

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Congress of the ICS Netherlands in De Waag, Amsterdam

A congress organised by the International College of Surgeons, about past, present and future in humanitarian surgery. With amongst others Harry Wegdam, Harald Veen, Roeland Voorhoeve and Peter Plaisier.


19th of May 2016

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NSIS session at national surgery congress 2016. Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

Chaired by Roeland Voorhoeve and Ellen Reuling.
Erik Staal: “changing the world, one life at the time.”
Judith van der Kamp: “a cardiology centre in Cameroon, dream or nightmare?”
Marije Gordinou de Gouberville: “update in Global surgery.”


Click HERE for the World Map of our activities in global surgery

Click HERE for the questionnaire about your activities in low resource setting



21st – 23rd of May 2016

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G4-Alliance meeting, Geneva, Switzerland.



What else should you know about Global Surgery?


On the website of the WHO you can find information about the WHO activities on essential surgery. It is summarized in their Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care Programme. (GIEESC)

A big step forward was the WHO resolution:

‘Strengthening Emergency and Essential Surgical Care and Anaesthesia as a Component of Universal Health Coverage’ that was accepted during the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2015.


Letter in the Lancet

Essential surgery was neglected again on a list of 100 health indicators that will guide policy makers in the coming years. Together with many other worried organizations we signed this  Letter in the Lancet in November 2014


The 15by15 campaign of the International Collaboration for Essential Surgery

Essential surgery should be part of universal health coverage.

The 15×15 campaign focuses on promoting the 15 essential interventions that can take care of the basic surgical needs of any community. 15×15’s overarching goal is to ensure that Essential Surgery is recognized as a priority for primary care policies, practice, and research by 2015 For more information see the website of ICES


The Right to Heal

The Right To Heal is a film that sheds light on the neglected issues of surgical care globally, and the need for organizations and individuals to unite in bringing essential surgery to poorly-served areas of the world.

Click here for the movie The Right to Heal