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Canadian Network for International Surgery: development activities and strategies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11045098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS) is a surgical development and research organization, whose objective is to reduce death and disability from surgical disorders in low income countries. The organization has 4 main activities: (1) the Essential Surgical Skills (ESS) program teaches surgery to general practitioners and is predicated on the assumption that there will not be enough surgeons in Africa in the foreseeable future and therefore nonsurgeons must do surgery; (2) the injury control program, which is predicated on the conclusion that the incidence of injury in Africa is unacceptably high, therefore injury prevention is an imperative surgical strategy; (3) the library project, which sends new and recent books and journals to the surgical libraries of our African partners; and (4) the members' projects, which encourage individual or organization members to use their own creativity in meeting CNIS objectives. The CNIS has direct activity in 4 African countries and presents its project check list as a means to help others succeed. Canadian surgical and allied specialists can help in the reduction of needless suffering by supporting the CNIS.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0008-428X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-26     Completed Date:  2000-11-01     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372715     Medline TA:  Can J Surg     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
McGill University.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence
Developing Countries
Education, Medical, Continuing
Family Practice / education
Financing, Government
General Surgery / economics,  organization & administration*
Libraries, Medical
Organizational Objectives
Population Surveillance
Program Evaluation
Risk Factors
Societies, Medical / economics,  organization & administration*
Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control

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