SHARE is the Surgical Humanitarian Aid Resource Europe of ESPRAS, the European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
SHARE is the acronym of Surgical Humanitarian Aid Resource Europe. It is one of ESPRAS committees and ESPRAS of course stands for the European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, of which the national societies of plastic surgeons of all 42 European countries are members.
There is a tremendous amount of humanitarian aid carried out by European plastic surgeons. Only a small percentage of all these efforts are centrally coordinated. All of this benevolent volunteering is universally praised and should absolutely continue as long as there are needs for.
There is so much of this going on, however, that overlaps occur, wasting precious energy and money. On the other hand, host countries increasingly express anxiety about the qualifications of visiting team members. Moreover, proper aftercare of operated patients is not always guaranteed.
The above convinced ESPRAS ExCo to found a committee, SHARE. The committee is to coordinate humanitarian missions in the broadest sense.