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BMJ Report On Global Surgery Draws Attention To Multiple Challenges Of Providing Quality Services

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“…A new report in BMJ Global Health says essentially that surgery has become the overlooked stepchild of global health. The authors say that five billion people lack access to proper surgical care and they argue the world needs to rethink the importance of surgery. … Dr. Josh Ng-Kamstra, one of the authors of the new report on global surgery, says in much of the developing world surgery gets far less funding, attention and resources than treatment for, say, infectious diseases…” (Beaubien, 4/26).

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