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Stanford general surgeon discusses the importance of surgery in global health care

In this recently posted TedxStanford talkSherry Wren, MD, a general surgeon at Stanford, offers some staggering statistics about surgery and global health. One particularly eye-opening fact she shares is that two billion people lack basic access to surgical care. Wren goes on to discuss reasons why surgery is not part of the global health agenda and argues we need to reject the current dogma that surgery is not cost effect or part of basic health. The video is worth watching and offers compelling evidence on why investment is needed to fund surgical training in low-income countries.

Previously: Teaching surgeons new skills for medical missions and Intervention program helps reduce pneumonia among surgery patients

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