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Dr. J. Gnanaraj’s Contribution for The Karad Global Surgery Consensus Statement on Surgical Needs and Innovation in Rural Surgery

The Indian surgeon has adapted his skills to the low-resource environment, to be able to deliver high-quality surgery. There is much they can…

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Working with Limited Resources in India: Take-Home Messages from the 2015 Bethune Round Table

The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary scientific meeting held at academic institutions in Canada for sharing of challenges and solutions for improving the surgical care provided to under-served and marginalized populations in low- and middle-income countries. The BRT aims to bring various health professionals together to share…

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Low-Cost Vacuum Therapy Unit: Salvaging Diabetic Foot

Presentation at Bethune Round Table 2015 of the Canadian Network for International Surgery Introduction Diabetes has an incidence of 7.1%, and there are about 62 million diabetics in India (1, 2). Soon, India would become the diabetic capital of the World (2). Fifteen percent of diabetics develop foot ulcers, and… 

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Innovations in Minimally Invasive Surgeries for Rural Areas

Minimally invasive surgeries are relevant for the poor and marginalized in rural areas where the patients need to get back to work as soon as possible, because they are often the sole bread winners of the family. Unfortunately, the high costs make minimally invasive surgeries…

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Innovations in Surgical Care for the Poor: Presented at the Canadian Conference on Global Health 2014

Objective Advanced surgical care is not available to most people in rural areas because of reasons related to “Accessibility, Availability and Affordability.” We describe how the Surgical Services Initiative helped to address these problems and make advanced surgical care available to the poor and the needy over three decades, in… 

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21st Canadian Conference on Global Health: A Report

The 21st Canadian Conference on Global Health was held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada, from November 2-4, 2014. The theme of the conference was “Partnerships for Global Health.” About 143 papers were presented in various forms – papers, posters, symposiums, etc. – to approximately 441 participants from 28… 

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