Welcome to the NEURONproject
What is NEURONproject
NEURONproject (Neurosurgical Education with Universal Reach ONline) is a non-profit venture that provides a versatile online education hub focused on teaching surgical residents in low and middle income countries (LMIC).
The goal is to provide access to a rigorous neurosurgical education available anywhere in the world. It is not meant to replace or eliminate existing programs. Instead, NEURONproject’s aim is to supplement and improve neurosurgical learning as a sustainable form of global contribution.
The NEURONproject is a Moodle-based teaching program which allows us to share neurosurgical knowledge and techniques with ease. Our hope is that the NEURONproject will be the stepping stone that connects neurosurgeons around the world.
Facts & Figures
Worldwide, approximately 22.6 million patients suffer from conditions that require neurosurgical expertise each year . The cost in lost lives, poor quality of life and impact on families, caused by the perpetuating prevalence of neurosurgical conditions generate an enormous economic and surgical burden [2,3]. The disproportionate limitations of surgical services in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC’) is often combined with similar limitations in the surgical training programs [4,5]. These burdens can be overcome through capacity building and strengthening of existing neurosurgical traning program. Importantly, international collaborative educational projects can provide valuable solutions that can further enhances neurosurgical care.
Global neurosurgery: the current capacity and deficit in the provision of essential neurosurgical care. Executive Summary of the Global Neurosurgery Initiative at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change
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Brenna, Connor & Noorani, Alborz & Hodaie, Mojgan. (2021). Global Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto: Past and Present Efforts, and a Charter for the Future. 1. 22-24.