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The global burden of surgical disease is a critical challenge in the elimination of healthcare disparities and human suffering. It has come into increasingly sharp focus over the last several years, with the inclusion of surgical priorities in the Sustainable Development Goals, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and the inclusion of additional surgical pathology in the publication of the DCP3. Without access to safe, effective surgical care we will not achieve the goals of global burden of surgical disease represents a substantial challenge to the Temple Global Surgery Program is working to alleviate the global burden of surgical disease through partnerships in education, research, capacity building and advocacy.

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