Surgical Care

From the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
Surgery is a Top Ten Global Health Priority

According to the World Health Organization and other leading global health organizations, the need for safe surgery in developing countries has grown exponentially.

5 billion people lack access to safe and affordable surgical care, including anesthesia

143 million additional surgical procedures are required annually in developing countries

2.2 million more surgeons, anesthetists, and obstetricians are needed to reach the target of 80% coverage of timely access to essential services by 2030

Program Activities

Essential Surgery


To combat Malawi’s staggering deficit of surgeons, we train local surgical residents and support a dedicated operating theater at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

Urology Reconstructive Surgery

Dominican Republic

Our training focuses on reconstructive urology in a country where there is a ratio of 2 urologists per 100,000 population, none of whom are Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons.

Burn Surgery

Latin America

Because burns are lifetime injuries, requiring dedicated medical care for years, PFP IMEs provide training and mentorship to an array of healthcare providers, including surgeons, nurses, therapists and psychologists.