Cured into Destitution: Surgery, poverty, and international development

5 billion people around the world cannot access surgical care when they need it, and 81 million people are driven into financial catastrophe every year by the costs of getting surgery. This talk explored the complex and multi-directional interplay between surgical care, poverty, and inequity and discussed the role that strengthening surgical systems can have in international development.

Vision for vision: translating ideas into practice

When: 1st October 2020 at 17:00 CET / 15:00 GMT (check time around the world). Where: online. Registration is required for this event, click here. You can join the lecture by:

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Eye surgeon and social entrepreneur Dr Andrew Bastawrous will share his journey from surgeon to public health doctor and to founding and leading a social enterprise with a mission to bring vision and eye health to everyone. Andrew will share the highs and lows of building a movement, a team and an organisation with a focussed mission to serve some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

Failure to Collide: Ebola and Modern Medicine

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