Surgery in low-income countries during crisis: experience at Mdecins Sans Frontires facilities…

The global burden of trauma and surgical conditions fall disproportionately on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).1, 2 Inopportunely, developing countries are least equipped to provide essential surgical care.3 Consequently, LMICs have a significant burden of unmet surgical needs.4 When these fragile health systems are disrupted by conflict, a natural disaster or an epidemic the volume and quality of surgical care decreases even further.

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Surgery in low-income countries during crisis: experience at Mdecins Sans Frontires facilities…