Scaling Up Surgical Capacity in Kenya: The Kenya Hospital Assessment Tool (K-HAT)

Surgery has formerly been called the ‘neglected stepchild of global health.’ Although significant progress has been achieved in bringing surgical care to the forefront of global health discussions, the state of surgery in many Low- and Middle- Income Countries remains unchanged. A number of these countries are in the process of dev eloping National Surgical (including trauma), Obstetric, and Anesthesia plans (NSOAP), the vehicle that will be used to scale up surgical capacity. We aimed to describe the initial steps towards the development of the Kenya NSOAP and the development of the Kenya National Hospital Assessment Tool (K- HAT), by a group of local stakeholders, led by the Ministry of Health.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Global Surgery and Humanitarian Outreach Source Type: research

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