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Without access to basic surgical care, common, easily treatable illnesses lead to disability or death.
Open statement ... In Africa, one general physician supports, on average, 3,704 patients. In Malawi, that number surges to about one physician per 50,000 people.
Surgeons and anesthesia providers are even harder to find.
In low-income and lower-middle income countries, as many as nine out of ten people cannot access basic surgical care.