February 2019, Volume 69, Issue 1

Editorial

Surgical Care for all - much work to be done

Syed Ather Enam  , Sadaf Khan

Surgical care is an essential aspect of a population's health. The Global Health initiatives can be traced back to the post-World War II era. However, Global Surgery remained a neglected component of public health systems. Over the last few decades, the impact of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) has come into focus. Amongst NCDs, surgical disease makes up almost 30% of the global burden of disease.1 The vast majority of the population living in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) is unable to access safe and affordable care in a timely

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