There is a great political moment facing the global health community, to respond to shifting epidemiological trends that show that deaths from surgical diseases have overtaken death tolls from TB, Malaria, and HIV combined. The Center of Global Surgery’s participates in global partnerships that advocate for shifts in policy as well as attention in problem-solving for this larger burden of disease that falls disproportionately on low & middle-income countries. The Center for Global Surgery stands in alignment with with global-goal setting in the post-2015 development agenda and engages with a set of global partners in order to build the capacity of national systems to supply essential & emergency surgical care as part of universal health-care package.