Commonwealth University, Richmond, and
others, along with their respective partnerships in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba,
Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru
have demonstrated early commitment to
the conglomerate. Within these academic
partnerships, along with developments
occurring in all of the Latin American countries, surgery research fellows are poised
to conduct indicator research that links to
trauma systems development in several
countries simultaneously to stimulate sustainable, standardized data acquisition by
Latin American providers in Latin America. These activities, and earnest pursuit for
funding, will be carried out under the aegis
of the Latin America Indicator Research
The Coalition urges members of the
American College of Surgeons to engage
in similar efforts to link prehospital capacity with LCoGS I- 1 and to do so by learning
more about the Latin America Indicator
Research Coalition at the XXX Panamerican Congress of Trauma, Critical Care,
and Emergency Surgery, November 29–
December 1, in Mexico City, Mexico.
While also promoting the relationships
necessary for surgeons in the Americas to
reach LCoGS 2030 targets, the data gathered within this domain are intended to
provide a foundation for comprehensive
work in all six indicators, insight to guide
national surgical planning efforts, and universal, emergent, and essential health care
to fulfill the recommendation in WHA resolution 68. 15 in Latin America. ♦
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