About Global Surgery Amsterdam

Global Surgery Amsterdam (GSA) is a non-governmental organisation with an office based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Our Vision

Universal access to safe and affordable surgical care when needed is both a moral and a strategic imperative for all human beings

Our Mission

To initiate, facilitate and collaborate to improve global surgical care by research, educational and training projects

Our Work

Aims to unite medical specialists, residents, global health doctors and students to perform research on global surgery and to involve and empower local colleagues and stakeholders in surgery related research projects.

To organise teaching activities on global surgery for students, in high-, low- and middle income countries and to provide preparation courses on global surgery for students doctors and or specialists going abroad for exchanges.

We aim to support, improve and critically review the role of surgical missions to low- and middle income countrieswith 4 goals in mind:

  • From aid to shared investments in a shared future;
  • From charitable missions to sustainable partnerships;
  • From vertical programs to horizontal implementation;
  • From teaching to mutual learning and innovation.

We also organise event platforms on global surgery in collaboration with local and international partners and set up collaborations with relevant partners in global surgery and to advocate for sustainable partnerships between hospitals and institutions worldwide.

Improving global surgical care is both a moral and a strategic imperative