Under the Knife

Worldwide, 5 out of 7 human beings are without access to safe, affordable surgical care, according to The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. 
Despite the fact that nearly 17 million people die annually from diseases that are treatable by surgery, many decision-makers wrongly believe it is too expensive or too complicated to pursue as part of health care infrastructure.
3 Harvard University researchers call on Ministries of Health; the WHO; academics and professionals; and foundations, industry and government to prioritize surgery and collect relevant data to save lives by promoting surgical interventions.

Source: The Conversation

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