• Summary
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The concept of global health has moved on from focusing on the problems of the developing world to encompass health problems with global impact. Whether health professionals work internationally or work with people from different countries and cultures in their own country, global health issues impact daily on local healthcare delivery and professional practice. Written by an expert author team, this illuminating guide for healthcare students and practitioners introduces the major themes, challenges and debates relevant to global health that will equip the reader with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in this multi-faceted area of practice.

Global Surgery
Global Surgery
Chris LavyNyengo MkandawireGodfrey Muguti
Chapter overview

After reading this chapter you will be able to:

  • define ‘global surgery’
  • describe the differences between surgery in HICs and LICs
  • explain measures to reduce the disparities in the availability of surgical services globally
  • explain what can be done to make surgery sustainable.
Introduction

This chapter examines three aspects of surgery that have a global perspective. First, we outline ...

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