By Jacquelyn Corley and Eliana E. Kim
Humanity is facing a global surgery crisis. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery reported in 2015
that there were 5 billion people in the world lacking access to safe and affordable surgical and anesthesia care. Approximately one third
of all diseases globally were due to conditions that were treatable through surgical care, based on 2010 disease statistics, and this burden is greater than that of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.