James C. Cobey

James C. Cobey, MD, MPH, FACS, is an orthopedic surgeon and epidemiologist. He helped start the Campaign to Ban Landmines, for which he shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Physicians for Human Rights (1997). He is a founding board member of The G4 Alliance, an 80 member organization working in 160+ countries, advocating for global access to safe, timely and affordable surgical care with WASH as an integral component of surgery, obstetrics, trauma and anesthesia.

For anyone who performed surgery on landmine survivors, the need to ban the weapon was obvious. We were seeing kids with their limbs being blown off. It’s little different to see a child in need of…