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Improving Access to Quality Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings through Research & Education

The global burden of surgical disease is a significant and historically neglected global health problem, disproportionately affecting low- and middle-income countries. Injuries alone kill more people each year than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Disparities in access to safe, quality emergency and essential surgical care and unmet surgical needs result in increased death and disability.

With growing recognition of the critical role of surgery in achieving universal health coverage, building and understanding improved surgical care systems is fundamental to achieving global equity in health and surgery for all. At the UCSF Center for Global Surgery and Health Equity, we believe that strong academic collaborations will help address this health inequity through solid research, effective policy, advocacy, and capacity building.