June 11, 2020

Description of request

We are looking to encourage and facilitate development of neurosurgical research in low-income countries. We would like to partner with local surgeons who perform neurosurgical procedures in writing an article about neurosurgery in these countries.

We would like to encourage and facilitate the development of neurosurgical research in Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tajikistan, and the Republic of Yemen. We have conducted and published a study about academic productivity in low-income countries and found no articles from these countries in the literature. A link to our study is here​.

We have had difficulty identifying neurosurgeons or surgeons specializing in the brain or spine surgery in Tajikistan. Our World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Central Office reports no contacts. 

We are looking to partner with local surgeons who perform neurosurgical procedures in writing an article about neurosurgery in these countries. Our plan is to assemble a writing group to assist with this task. 

This Request is open to:

    Neurosurgery
  • Trained Paediatric Neurosurgeon
  • Neurosurgeon with Paediatric Interest
  • Adult Neurosurgeon
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Spine

This Request relates to the following areas of expertise:

  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Endoscopy for hydrocephalus
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Neurocritical care
  • Shunting for hydrocephalus
  • Spasticity/Pain/Functional neurosurgery
  • Spinal dysraphism surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Trauma neurosurgery
  • Tumor neurosurgery
  • Vascular neurosurgery

Duration of request

Medium-term (up to 5 years)
Last updated: June 11, 2020
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