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TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he arrives for talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 17, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump's high-risk Japan trip

By Samantha Vinograd
Donald Trump's visit couldn't come at a more crucial time. It's a prime opportunity for the President to advance a proactive policy agenda with Japan, Samantha Vinograd says.
Team of surgeons working in operation room at hospital

There's a global surgery crisis and it has an obvious solution

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.