The challenges and Opportunities of Global Neurosurgery in East Africa

The Neurosurgery Education and Development Model

Andreas Leidinger, MD; Pablo Extremera, MD; Eliana E. Kim, BA; Mahmood M. Qureshi, FRCSEd(SN); Paul H. Young, MD, PhD; José Piquer, MD, PhD


Neurosurg Focus. 2018;45(4):E8 

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International collaboration programs should balance local challenges and opportunities in order to effectively promote the development of neurosurgery in East Africa. Support and endorsement should be sought to harness shared resources and experience. Determining the caregiving and educational objectives within the logistic, administrative, social, and cultural framework of the target hospital is paramount to success.