Global Neurosurgery and Global Neurology: Addressing the Health Disparities in Neurosurgical and Neurological Diseases

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 869

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Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: global health; public health; health disparities; global neurosurgery; global neurology; neuroscience
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In many poor-resource settings, patients have limited access to timely, safe, affordable care. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) witness increased numbers of mortality and disability from neurological and neurosurgical diseases. For example, traumatic brain injury is among the leading causes of trauma-related death worldwide and particularly in LMICs. The burden and mortality of TBI in LMICs are at least twice those in high-income countries (HICs). Unfortunately, despite the advances in neuroscience research and practice, LMICs are deprived of these advances owing to logistic and financial barriers in addition to the health systems constraints. Several neurological treatments and neurosurgical procedures do not exist in poor-resource settings, which contributes to a high toll of preventable deaths and disabilities.

This Special Issue will address all brain diseases that require neurological treatment or neurosurgical care, from the global health disparities perspectives. The following points are welcomed in this Issue: (1) Current gaps and global disparities in neurological and neurosurgical care; (2) Current efforts to address the global disparities in neurological and neurosurgical care; (3) Epidemiology of neurological and neurosurgical diseases; (4) Global neurological and neurosurgical workforce density; (5) Treatment insufficiency in neurological and neurosurgical diseases; (6) The unmet needs in global neurological and neurosurgical care; and (7) Future directions and proposals to improve patient care in LMICs.

Dr. Ahmed Negida
Guest Editor

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  • neurology
  • neurosurgery
  • brain diseases
  • global health
  • disparities
  • inequities
  • global neurosurgery
  • global neurology

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