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From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us highlighting items from other places when we believe they hit the mark on an issue. To this end, we want to bring attention to the new Neurosurgery Editorial Board Section, “Global Neurosurgery,” highlighted by Section Editor Gail L. Rosseau, MD, FAANS, FACS, in the October issue of Neurosurgery.

As highlighted in a recent announcement about the new feature, “Despite rapid advancements in neurosurgical techniques and capabilities, much of the world’s population has limited or no access to modern care for brain and spinal trauma, stroke, tumors, and other neurological conditions.” To remedy this inequity, the Editor-in-Chief of Neurosurgery, Douglas S. Kondziolka, MD, FAANS, introduced this new section to help advance timely, safe and affordable neurosurgical care to all who need it. Comprised of experts from every generation and continent where neurosurgery is practiced, this new Neurosurgery feature is working to attract the highest-quality global neurosurgery manuscripts, emphasizing policies to assure equity in authorship, access and use of local data.

Dr. Rosseau likens the Global Neurosurgery initiative to President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land American astronauts on the moon, “no specialty and no nation which expects to be a leader can expect to stay behind in the quest for highest quality health care for all people.”

To read the full Editorial in Neurosurgery, click here.

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