Presented by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies' Foundation
ENDOSCOPY Equipment distributed by Storz Company which will be part of the Instrumentation and material promoted by the WFNS Foundation, especially for developing countries.
These specifications were up-dated on March 5, 2012.
Sara Mäntele [Sara.Maentele@karlstorz.com], in Tutlingen, Germany, from Storz Company
Teresa Chen , Office Manager, WFNS Central Office , World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
5, rue du Marché
1260 Nyon, Vaud,Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 22 3624303
Fax: +41 (0) 22 3624352
Pr. Maurice Choux, email@example.com
The idea to design a Basic Set of Neurosurgical Instruments originated because of observations made of the extremely difficult conditions under which neurosurgeons of the world's poorest countries have to work. One of the most prominent problems is the lack of appropriate neurosurgical instruments. Furthermore, these countries suffer from a shortage of specialized neurosurgeons who can train other surgeons and residents to optimize the treatment and thereby also the outcome for neurosurgical patients.
With this Basic Set of Neurosurgical Instruments, WFNS, together with Aesculap, has initiated a worldwide project. It provides an attractive platform for sponsoring adequate neurosurgical instruments in countries that are in great need of such equipment.
This set of instruments can be used for the most common neurosurgical procedures. Along with the Basic Set of Neurosurgical Instruments, the WFNS Foundation also provides basic neurosurgical training for general surgeons who must render such services in developing countries. It is also our intention to help neurosurgeons improve the standards of neurosurgical procedures in hospitals of developing countries.
Honorary & Past President of WFNS Foundation
Geneve February 2005