Journal article

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery An Opportunity to Improve Surgical Care and Advance Sustainable Development Globally

Che L Reddy, Rolvix H Patterson, Isaac Wasserman, John G Meara, Salim Afshar

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Global health has evolved to focus on reducing health inequity and obtaining the highest attainable standard of health for all people. To do this, a range of actors now pursue interventions and policy with an eye toward global targets that place strong emphasis on improving health systems. Within global health, global surgery has sought to delineate the burden of surgical disease and propose policy to improve access to surgery. Oral and maxillofacial surgery has been underrepresented in global health but has a vital role in reducing the global health inequity attributable to the impact of oral and craniofacial conditions.