January 11, 2021: Posted by Shirwa Sheik-Ali
Authors: Mr Shirwa Sheik Ali, Mr Sharaf Sheik Ali
It has been reported that the poorest third of the world’s population obtain only 3.5% of surgical operations conducted globally and that 5 billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical care when required (1,2). Shortfalls in infrastructure, trained personnel and political priority partly account for this (3,4).
Non-communicable diseases, including those of ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions, have a low profile in the field of global health. Despite this, hearing impairment that is disabling is the most common disability internationally (5). Indeed,...
July 22, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj
The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed lots of fault lines in our healthcare ecosystem and magnified certain looming threats. One of them is antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance despite of its pandemic-like nature never quite got the media coverage that it deserved. Mostly because the repercussions and threats of antimicrobial resistance veiled behind layers of scientific and medical knowledge outside the scope of understanding and imagination for most people on the planet, much like climate change. However, as a result of our continued ignorance, a world without effective antibiotics, where simpler diseases killing individuals...
July 18, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj
Globally 5 billion people lack access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical care. A significant proportion of these 5 billion belongs to lower and middle-income countries and limited-resource settings. But do we know how many surgeons, nurses, trainees, medical students, and supportive healthcare staff lack access to affordable and high-quality academic research opportunities, publications, projects, and skill development?
Equity, or lack thereof, is rarely talked about in the field of academic surgery, very specifically academic global surgery. Because any advocacy concerning that is suspiciously considered as a rant than anything else. Also, most trainees,...
July 4, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin
Hi everyone, we are celebrating our work so far as a team! We remain dedicated to global surgery, and working as hard as ever to bring safe surgery to every corner of the world whilst celebrating our beautiful community at the same time! Here is our One.Surgery achievements in numbers! Lots of love from the One.Surgery team! Make a decision on this article
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June 24, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin
To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take that first step. We fail if we fail to try.
- ROSA PARKS
The manifestation of structural racism, implicit bias, and the torment of impending violence demonstrated by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, Tony McDade, Riah Milton, ominique Fells and countless Black bodies sparked protests and unprecedented uprisings #DefundThePolice across the globe around a single cause, #BlackLivesMatter.
In solidarity with Black Americans and descendants of those of the African diaspora, we commit to taking action towards changing the status...
June 4, 2020: Posted by Florence Van Belleghem
We are very proud to announce the release of our 9th issue of Voices of One.Surgery, lovingly put together during a worldwide pandemic, filled with anguish and uncertainty.
It features articles from passionate people all over the world, from Peru to Belgium and from Brazil to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, all dealing with the covid-19 crisis as one united people.
I'd like to personally thank all contributors for sharing their voice and the wonderful team at One.Surgery for once more putting this exciting issue together! The work behind the scenes is quite...
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