The German Global Surgery Association e.V. (GGSA) brings together interdisciplinary researchers at different levels in their career who aim at advocating for universal access to safe, affordable, surgical and anaesthesia care and shed light on the situation of surgical care in health systems. In particular, the GGSA will work toward this aim by analyzing and reporting on the status of global surgery at the global, regional and national level and make policy recommendations based on their findings. To further build the inter-disciplinary character, the GGSA reaches out to students, medical residents and professionals from different fields, who express an interest in Global Surgery. The GGSA is affiliated with InciSioN (the International Student Surgical Network) and a proud member of the Universal Health Coverage Coalition (UHCC) and of the G4 Alliance.
A primary aim of the GGSA will be to promote and engage in research, education and advocacy to achieve health equity for all people requiring surgical care, shed light on subjects related to global health, and raise awareness about the field of global surgery among students and professionals in general and surgical students and personnel in particular. The GGSA believes that considerations of social determinants in new population-related epidemiological and surgical studies is indispensable.