Challenging barriers to surgical access in lower and middle-income countries

  • Marcin B Nejthardt University of Cape Town
  • Bruce M Biccard University of Cape Town

Abstract

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery suggests that five billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed.1 This is most evident in lower- and middle-income countries where 9 out of 10 people do not have access to basic surgical care.1

Author Biographies

Marcin B Nejthardt, University of Cape Town
Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Groote Schuur Hospital University of Cape Town
Bruce M Biccard, University of Cape Town
Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Groote Schuur Hospital University of Cape Town
Published
2017-11-17
Section
Editorial