Our team is looking forward to an immersive experience in Hyderabad, India, where we look to learn more about the global healthcare landscape. After a summer filled with 1,000+ collective hours of clinical experiences at Johns Hopkins Hospital, we are interested in understanding a healthcare system that differs tremendously from that of the United States. We look to draw on the expertise of local clinicians and engineers in order to identify opportunities to develop innovative medical solutions that will have a global impact.
Our focus area for the trip is investigating access to surgical care. The healthcare landscape in India is much different than that of the U.S. public and private hospital systems, along with urban and rural healthcare centers, each encountering their own set of challenges. Our goal is to develop insights into critical stakeholders in each of these areas while identifying opportunities for innovation that can impact a large population of patients.
At least 4.8 billion people in the world do not have timely access to safe, affordable surgical care.
More than 2 billion people are unable to receive surgical care based on operating theatre density alone.
Global surgery has got off to a delayed start, but basic life-saving surgery is now an accepted public health measure worthy of political attention.