EMERGENCY USA at Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Launch

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Last week on Wednesday May 6, EMERGENCY USA participated in the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery‘s launch event in Boston. Our Executive Director Eric Talbert took part in a panel entitled “The role of the press in building movements for global health: lessons for global surgery” along with Jeff Marvin and Bridget Huber. The panel was moderated by Ray Price.

Talbert brought up the 2013 Academy Award nominated short documentary Open Heart as an example of global surgery media that can capture hearts and motivate people to action. Open Heart tells the story of eight Rwandan children who leave their families behind and embark on a life-or-death journey to receive high-risk open-heart surgery in Africa’s only free-of-charge, state-of-the-art cardiac hospital, our Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan.

Click here for videos of all the day’s panels on Lancet Global Surgery’s Youtube Page.

Click here to learn more about Open Heart and download a free study guide.

We’d like to thank the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery for inviting us to be a part of this exciting event and everyone who contributed to the discussion. The launch made a measurable impact on social media and was covered by over 110 news agencies.

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