A neglected priority? The importance of surgery in tackling global health inequalities

@inproceedings{Kennedy2015ANP,
  title={A neglected priority? The importance of surgery in tackling global health inequalities},
  author={Ewan D. Kennedy and Cameron J. Fairfield and Stuart J. Fergusson},
  booktitle={Journal of global health},
  year={2015}
}
“I was thinking that I was already dead... now I can talk with you people, I’m so happy!” These words, spoken quietly but with great warmth by a young woman devastated by a vesicovaginal fistula and restored to dignity through compassionate operative treatment, cut cleanly through divides of geography, culture, and class. More eloquently than any statistic she speaks of the life–changing and life–saving importance of surgical services in all health care systems. The woman’s testimony features… CONTINUE READING
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