CUGH: The Global Surgery Deficit

Approximately 5 of the world’s 7 billion people have no or little access to basic surgical care. Injuries alone cause 5.7 million deaths yearly, much more than the 3.8 million deaths caused by malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined.

Many of these fatal injuries could have been treated by basic surgery, if it were available.

This webinar, hosted by our friends at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), will describe the magnitude of the global surgical deficit and what needs to be done to address it, and share opportunities for participants to help tackle this challenge.

Speakers will include Girma Tefera, Professor of Surgery at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; and Fizan Abdullah, Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery and International Health at Johns Hopkins University. Moderating the panel will be CUGH Executive Director Keith Martin. (Good on ye, Keith!)

Date:  Monday, July 20, 2015 | 1:30 p.m. EDT
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