Historically, surgery has been largely omitted from the global public health discourse. However, conditions ranging from injuries to cancer to complications from childbirth comprise a significant and growing proportion of global death and disability, and all require surgical attention. Nonetheless, surgery still is inaccessible to those who may need it the most: a large portion of the world’s poor. 
Our objective is to advocate for universal access to safe, affordable surgical, anesthesia, and ob/gyn care when needed.