Panel Discussion: Building sustainable partnerships to strengthen surgical and anesthesia capacity in resource-poor settings.
How can we build sustainable and equitable partnerships to strengthen surgical and anesthesia capacity in resource-poor settings?
For the next week this community will be discussing that topic in preparation for a conference Saturday at the University of British Columbia on building surgery and anesthesia capacity in Uganda.
Four panelists will lead off the discussion by answering the questions below. Then, we welcome input and additional questions from the community.
* What characterizes strong, egalitarian academic surgery and anesthesia partnerships?
* How do you think groups can effectively move in that direction?
* What key infrastructure must be enhanced to support such partnerships?
* What outcomes could be measured to evaluate the quality and sustainability of these partnerships?