Global Initiative for Children's Surgery

We envision a future where every child has access to surgical care.

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GICS wants to engage providers of surgical care throughout the world, and we welcome you to join our efforts.

Your gift will train and empower providers around the world to save the lives of at-risk children.

Sign up for email updates and newsletters about GICS activities.

We strive to provide resources for low- and middle-income country surgeons, as well as high-income country surgeons wishing to work in low-resource environments.

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Global Initiative for Children's Surgery

We envision a future where every child has access to surgical care.

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5 billion

World's population without access to safe and affordable surgical care.

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66%

Of the world's children lack access to surgical care.

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143M

Additional surgical procedures needed in low- and middle-income countries each year.

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GICS wants to engage providers of surgical care throughout the world, and we welcome you to join our efforts.

Your gift will train and empower providers around the world to save the lives of at-risk children.

Sign up for email updates and newsletters about GICS activities.

We strive to provide resources for low- and middle-income country surgeons, as well as high-income country surgeons wishing to work in low-resource environments.

OUR MISSION

We believe in a world where every child has access to safe, quality, timely and affordable surgical, anaesthetic and nursing care.

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World's population without access to safe and affordable surgical care

Global Impact

It can not be understated, how important access to life-improving surgical care is to children in all parts of the world. GICS is working to to alleviate barriers to care.  

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Of the world's children lack access to surgical care

Lives Saved

Practitioners will complete approximately 10,000 surgeries in their lifetime. Training and access for the means literally thousands of better outcomes for children. 

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Additional surgical procedures needed in low- and middle-income countries each year

Meaningful Collaboration

Learning about challenges from those that experience them is much more useful than traditional models of sending resources or solutions that may not fit. 

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Finding Solutions Together

With your support, GICS brings together surgical providers to create solutions that otherwise won’t be developed, implemented or realized. Your donation will train and empower providers around the world to save the lives of at-risk children.

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We strive to provide resources for low- and middle- income country surgeons, as well as high-income country surgeons wishing to work in low-resource environments. By joining the GICS Network as a member, you will stay connected with our activities, and be connected with our worldwide network of children’s surgical care providers.

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