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“Repairing the Surgery Deficit”

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Zambia currently has 44 licensed surgeons to serve its population of 13 million.  That is less than one surgeon (.33) per 100,000 people.  To put that in perspective, in the United States, there are about 45 surgeons per 100,000 people.  

Next month we have a team of volunteers heading to Lusaka, Zambia to conduct a pediatric urology workshop.  The volunteer experts will work at the University Teaching Hospital there, focusing on training and transferring skills to the local surgeons and professors so that they in turn can train more surgical students.

To read more about this pressing need for surgical training in Zambia, please read this recent article:

Repairing the Surgery Deficit
By SARIKA BANSAL
The New York Times

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/repairing-the-surgery-deficit/?hp&pagewanted=print
 

There are solutions to these problems.  IVUmed is committed to making a difference both in Zambia and throughout the world through surgical education.

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