Welcome to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery website!


The Lancet
 has commissioned a group of experts in a variety of disciplines pertaining to Global Surgery to generate a collaborative effort to advance this rapidly growing field.

The commission process will be led by a group of 25 commissioners and a team of affiliated researchers who gather in a series of three structured meetings.  The commission aims to be an open consultation process where all voices are heard. Read more about how you can contribute under the engage tab.

The commission is chaired by Dr. John G. Meara at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, Mr. Andy Leather at King’s College London, London, UK, and Dr. Lars Hagander at Lund University, Lund, Sweden. More information about the chairs and all of the commissioners can be found under the commissioners tab.