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Making Minimally Invasive Surgeries Available and Affordable: A Proposal Presented to Millennium Alliance by SEESHA

The Lancet Commission on Global Health estimates the need for surgical procedures at 5,000 per 100,000 population. In rural areas, the data from the Government and other surveys shows that only about 200 surgeries are carried out per 100,000 population…

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Video: Minimally Invasive Surgeries: Available & Afforable

Why does a poor patient in a remote rural area need modern minimally invasive surgeries?

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Enjoy Your Donations While Those in Need Benefit: The Surgical Services Initiative

Millions of people donate to charitable or non-profit organizations each year, to support ideas and causes that are important to them. This allows them to help their fellow people, while promoting the values that they believe in. Some people are motivated by internal reasons, while others are motivated by…

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Low-Cost Urodynamic Studies: A Valuable Diagnostic Tool for Rural Practitioners

A cystometrogram or CMG, also known as a urodynamic study, means a bladder pressure study, in plain English. It is a very useful diagnostic tool in patients having lower urinary tract symptoms. It is considered a sophisticated test, and it involves a complex machine. We describe a simple method of…

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Negative pressure wound therapy: Low cost machines and local adaptations

As defined by Wikipedia, “Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds.” (1) This therapy was discovered at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Salem, NC (USA) in 1990, while researchers were studying stress to tissues…. 

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Diagnostic and surgical camps: Cost-effective way to address surgical needs of the poor and marginalized

The World Health Organization has estimated that 11% of the global disease burden can be treated with surgical procedures, but there are 2 billion people who have no access to basic surgical care. Out of the 234 million surgeries…

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Cost-effective method for treating diabetic foot: Improved healing lessens need for lower-limb amputation

Investigators at Karunya Rural Community Hospital and at Karunya University in Tamil Nadu have developed a cost-effective method of effectively treating diabetic foot with vacuum therapy, using a locally-developed vacuum suction system and recycled materials. Diabetic foot is a complication in about 15% of patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and… 

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