The Role of WHO in Global Neurosurgery
Journal – Journal of global neurosurgery
Article type – Other
Publication date – Apr – 2021
Authors – Walter D Johnson
Keywords – Neurosurgery, World Health Organization (WHO)
Open access – Yes
Speciality – Neurosurgery
World region Global
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on April 27, 2021 at 2:25 am
It is indeed an honor to participate in this founding edition of the Journal of Global Neurosurgery. The inauguration of this journal is welcome and timely, as it advances this discipline’s academic interests and provides a vehicle for publishing more global authors. The World Health Organization (WHO) has long been involved with neurosurgical issues, primarily preventing and treating traumatic brain and spine injuries, epilepsy, and stroke.
WHO is the health technical branch of the United Nations (UN) whose primary functions include(1):
1.Provide leadership and engaging partnerships.
2.Shape the research agenda.
3.Develop norms and standards.
4.Articulate ethical, evidence-based policy options.
5.Provide technical support.
6.Monitor and assess health situations and trends.
OSI Number – 21047