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Better Access To Surgical Care Could Avert 1.5M Deaths Annually

World Bank: Surgery Could Save Millions of Lives in Developing Countries
The World Bank Group published a new book on how better access to surgical care can avert 1.5 million deaths a year. The book, titled “‘Essential Surgery,’ launched at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health sixth annual conference in Boston, is the first of nine volumes of the third edition of ‘Disease Control Priorities (DCP3),’ a comprehensive review and analysis of the most effective and cost-effective approaches to global health” (3/26).

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