What World Health Assembly Resolution 60.22 Means to Those Who Care for the Injured

Mock, Charles; Arafat, Raed; Chadbunchachai, Witaya; Joshipura, Manjul; Goosen, Jacques
August 2008
World Journal of Surgery;Aug2008, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p1636
Academic Journal
On May 23, 2007, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted WHA Resolution 60.22, “Health Systems: Emergency Care Systems,” which called on the World Health Organization (WHO) and governments to adopt a variety of measures to strengthen trauma and emergency care services worldwide. This resolution constituted some of the highest level attention ever devoted to trauma care worldwide. This article reviews the background of this resolution and discusses how it can be of use to surgeons, emergency physicians, and others who care for the injured, especially in low- and middle-income countries.


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