Evidence-Informed Surgical Systems Strengthening with Meaningful Stakeholder Involvement in Low-Resource Settings: A Response to Recent Commentaries

Document Type : Correspondence

Authors

1 Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2 Institute of Global Surgery, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

3 Global Surgery Policy Unit, LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

4 Health Policy Research Group, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, Enugu, Nigeria

5 Centre for Global Surgery, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

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We welcome the commentaries published by the International Journal of Health Policy and Management on Broekhuizen and colleagues’ paper entitled “Improving access to surgery through surgical team mentoring – policy lessons from group model building with local stakeholders in Malawi.”1 All five commentaries support the methodology employed — mixed methods approach, combining stakeholder input obtained through group model building (GMB) workshops, plus follow-up consultations and dynamic modelling. They also acknowledge the potential application of the findings, the transfer of lessons learned and proposed scenarios for surgical team mentoring, along with the associated policy implications, in other settings, for example South Africa.2 ...(Read more...)

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  • Receive Date: 09 December 2023
  • Revise Date: 13 December 2023
  • Accept Date: 19 December 2023
  • First Publish Date: 19 December 2023