Tag Archive for ‘surgical mission’

Global Surgical and Medical Support Group helps Kurds develop self-sustaining health care system

Global Surgical and Medical Support Group helps Kurds develop self-sustaining health care system

Outlines the mission of the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, including the training of local medical professionals in Dohuk, Iraq, and identifies the challenges and benefits of providing care to patients in this setting.

Map of Kurdistan

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.

Earthquake rubble

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.

Collapsed buildings blocks from Manmohan Hospital. (Photo by Patrick Reddish.)

Surgeons help with recovery after earthquake in Nepal

A recovery effort in the wake of the Nepal earthquake in April is described, including the experience of teaching local physicians how to perform rib plating.

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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