Surgery, anesthesiology and operating room nursing are all historically neglected components of health care systems in many low and middle income countries.
As neglected healthcare components the Institute of Global Perioperative Care is one of the few international non-profit organizations that strategically supports the development of projects that increase the access to safe surgical care through improvements in common problems related to surgery, infection control, anesthesia, nursing and internationally recognized best practices.
The Institute of Global Perioperative Care accomplishes its goals through clinical, education and public health research, the development of key training programs and direct clinical care.
The Institute of Global Perioperative Care distinguishes itself from other organizations in that its primary focus is to strengthen the health systems that it works with. It does this with a specific objective of developing these systems to become self-sustaining, with a goal that later they will not need international medical missions or any other aspect of Western support.