Insider Conversation on Essential Surgery - The Science of Global Health: What’s Next?

1/1/2015; 19 minutes

According to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, more than 2 billion people worldwide lack access even to basic surgical care. Lack of access to surgery can create permanent incapacities, with an estimated 11-15% of disability in the world due to surgically treatable conditions. Learn what is being done to make essential surgical services available to the world's poorest populations. Speakers include Gavin Yamey, Lead, Evidence to Policy Initiative, UCSF;
Haile Debas, Director, UC Global Health Institute; and
Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University. Recorded on 10/02/2014.

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