Two thirds of the world’s population have no access to safe, affordable surgery

27 abril 2015

Millions of people are dying from common, easily treatable conditions like appendicitis, fractures, or obstructed labor because they do not have access to, or can’t afford, proper surgical care, according to a major new report. The new estimates suggest that number of people worldwide who are unable to access basic surgery and anaesthesia is more than twice as high as previously thought.