DCP3 celebrated the publication of the Essential Surgery volume with presentations by the volume's editors in front of a standing-room only crowd on March 26, 2015 at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 6th Annual Conference in Boston, MA. The DCP3 authors show that improving access to surgical care could save 1.5 million lives per year in low-resource countries. They identify 44 essential and cost-effective surgical procedures that can be performed in first-level hospitals by teams of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other healthcare workers. These essential procedures deal with everyday occurrences which can become life-threatening or debilitating in a poor setting - such as broken bones from road injuries, removal of abscess teeth, and C-section.
The panel at CUGH featured the following volume editors and authors:
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