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The study suggests that 93% of people in sub-Saharan Africa cannot obtain basic surgical care.

“The study suggests that 93% of people in sub-Saharan Africa cannot obtain basic surgical care.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we complain about our broken healthcare system in the United States, there are 5 billion people worldwide who lack access to surgical care. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32452249

 

"Twenty-five experts spent a year and a half gathering evidence and testimony, from healthcare workers and patients, from more than 100 different countries as part of this report. "

“Twenty-five experts spent a year and a half gathering evidence and testimony, from healthcare workers and patients, from more than 100 different countries as part of this report. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of trained surgical specialists per 100,000 people

  • UK: 35
  • US: 36
  • Brazil 35
  • Japan 17
  • South Africa: 7
  • Bangladesh 1.7
  • Sierra Leone (before Ebola): 0.1

Source: The Lancet study

Not saying that we do not have a right to complain about issues here in the states, just want people to be mindful of the issues that we could be dealing with if we were not in the states.


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