Tag Archive for ‘global health disparities’

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Two decades of humanitarian surgical outreach and capacity building in Kurdistan

This article describes the health care issues that affected the people of Kurdistan after decades of Iraqi dictatorship and the role ACS Fellows played in developing a sustainable health care system in this region.

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Fellow initiates program to train Future Doctors for South Sudan

Dr. Waxman describes the challenges and benefits of developing a program to train future physicians in South Sudan.

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Empowerment over charity: How surgeons turned Armenia’s tragedy into an opportunity

This article describes U.S. health care providers’ response to an Armenian earthquake in the 1980s and the long-term benefits of training native physicians in resource-poor areas.

Teaching the teacher: An ethical model for international surgical missions

This article describes the ongoing health care needs of patients in low-resource nations, describes the shortcomings of current efforts to deliver this care and foster surgical education in the developing world, and offers an ethical model for training a sustainable global surgical workforce.

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