Five billion people worldwide lack access to safe surgical care when needed, resulting in over 17 million preventable deaths each year and further responsible for one-third (28-32%) of the global burden of disease. To scale up access to safe surgical, anaesthesia, and obstetric care for all, inclusion of future generations of health professionals, public health specialists, and policymakers from the start of global surgery discussions and interventions is essential.
InciSioN, the International Student Surgical Network, is an international non-profit organization for medical and public health students, residents, and young doctors in the field of global surgery. InciSioN started as an informal group of students in 2014 and grew to become the formally established organization “InciSioN” in March 2016. In 2018, InciSioN became the newest (and first trainee) member organization of the G4 Alliance, joining more than 80 professional global surgery societies, institutions, and NGOs from around the world.