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  • Writer's pictureHugh Shirley

Global Surgery: A Forgotten Piece of the Health Puzzle

By Hugh Shirley

In the world of global health, it’s pills, vaccines, and other preventive measures often at center stage. Most conversations in a global or public health classrooms center on reducing child mortality rates and the burden of neglected tropical diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world. Those issues are vital in global health and major strides have been made in the past decades, but there has been an important topic missing in these conversations: global surgery...

An image from the Chemolingot Subcounty Referral Hospital that shows the OOP cost of different services under the old Kenya healthcare system.

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