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Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Symposium Examines Access To Surgery In LMICs

Global Health NOW: Sutures for the Future
“It might seem a bit incongruous at first: Isn’t surgery more about medicine than public health — helping one patient at a time rather than intervening at the population level? A panel of surgeons and a journalist, however, used data on the staggering unmet need and stories about individuals to argue for surgery’s centrality to public health during the Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Symposium on Wednesday. … Across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the story is familiar: At least two billion people globally do not have access to safe surgery…” (Myers, 11/4).

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