Effectiveness of the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG) activities in Ukraine
Keywords:battlefield medicine, Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG), healthcare facilities attacks, surgical response in Ukraine
Objective: Targeting of healthcare infrastructures in Ukraine has served as a tactical warfare strategy. The goal of the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG) is to provide sustainable, high quality medical and surgical care in war zones.
Interventions: GSMSG deployed United States (US) Special Operations veterans and highly specialized licensed medical experts. Training of Ukrainian civilians was implemented.
Results: Over 20,000 Ukrainians trained and over 100 major surgeries performed with assistance of world experts. Specialized medical equipment was also provided.
Conclusion: GSMSG lays the groundwork for effective, high quality, and sustainable surgical interventions into a nation in conflict.
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