EDITORIAL

2021, A DIFFERENT YEAR FOR THE WFNS FOUNDATION

ALWAYS ACTIVE, TRANSPARENT AND PHILANTHROPIC

NEUROSURGEONS ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE GLOBAL PROMOTION OF NEUROSURGERY

Although COVID-19 has hampered our goals, WFNS Foundation education and donation of neurosurgical equipment have not been stopped. The WFNS Foundation was always active in offering philanthropic and transparent work.

Certainly, its activities have been pending since COVID in 2020, no new center has been created this year, but there are already 25 Post Graduate Training Centers, 5 Full Program Training Centers, 4 Short-Period Training Centers. Each committee has numerous Webinar Courses with a lot and good acceptance.

Note that the WFNS Foundation has made important donations of high-quality instrument sets and equipment for the Neurosurgery Units of different hospitals in developing countries. Until December 2021, the WFNS Foundation has shipped 59 neurosurgical kits to Asia and Australasia, 16 neurosurgical kits to the Middle East, 24 neurosurgical kits to Europe, 18 neurosurgical kits to Latin America, and 127 neurosurgical kits to Africa.

A total of 244 pieces of medical equipment such as Microscope Sets, Endoscope Sets, High-Speed Drill Sets, NS Basic Instrument Sets, Spinal Set, Cranial Sets, Bipolar Sets, etc. have been delivered.

Although 2021 was special and different, the WFNS Foundation has fulfilled strictly one of its objectives: to help, together with its sponsoring partners, in assisting neurosurgeons to improve the standards of neurosurgical procedures.

The WFNS Foundation is receiving many congratulations from different hospitals and countries that thank it for the care provided. This helps to encourage professionals to continue and serve their patients.

It´s not surprising that neurosurgeons find in the WFNS Foundation the support and impetus needed to reduce inequality in neurosurgical management between countries. It is a committed and very active Foundation acknowledged by all its members who highlight the integrative work of Teresa Chen.

Below we detail some of the activities carried out with the great success of participation:

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

19th ASEAN NS/WFNS AAA

Webinar courses and virtual congresses have great success with a high number of participants, such as the 19th ASEAN NS/WFNS AAA virtual congress. A total of 1720 participants from 117 countries attended the WFNS AAA virtual Congress:

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

These 2 years, the WFNS foundation still send the spinal, cranial, High-Speed drills sets to developing countries during the COVID time.

Thanks to the medical company “B Braun”  and “Xishan“ support.

«A total of 1720 participants from 117 countries attended the 19th WFNS AAA virtual Congress»

The WFNS Foundation has joined the World Health Organization’s celebration of the 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers to thank the everyday job of the sanitary worldwide.