No Surgery in a Dry Season

In many poor countries, hospitals have no guarantee of running water—yet surgeries go on.

1/3 of 430 hospitals surveyed by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers did not have continuous running water, in a study of 19 low- and middle-income countries published in the Journal of Surgical Research.

In a Q&A with co-author Adam Kushner, NPR’s Marc Silver learns how these hospitals manage, from workarounds during the rainy season, to abstaining from surgeries during the dry season.

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