The mission of the PGSSC is to achieve excellence and equity in global surgical and anesthesia care through leadership and innovation in education, training, research, clinical care, and advocacy. Projects undertaken by the PGSSC consist of sustainable efforts to improve the delivery of quality surgery and anesthesia in low- and middle-income countries in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Program objectives include:

  • Creating and enhancing research and clinical endeavors that define the burden of surgical disease, elucidate barriers to care, and allow for optimized surgical and anesthesia care delivery to the most vulnerable populations around the globe
  • Training medical students, residents, and fellows in global surgery through the creation and maintenance of collaborative educational opportunities pertaining to global surgical and anesthesia care delivery
  • Supporting and augmenting the work and careers of faculty from around the world who are committed to addressing issues associated with inadequate and inequitable global surgical and anesthesia care
  • Increasing advocacy efforts that expand resources and efforts directed toward global surgery research, education and care delivery
  • Improving global surgical and anesthesia care delivery in low-resource settings through collaborations with NGOs, ministries of health and local healthcare providers to provide and strengthen provision of surgical and anesthesia care in low-resource settings