Newsfeed : Is There a Surgeon in the House?

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Newsfeed » September 2007

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

15 Years Ago In POZ


More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to news@poz.com.


emailprint

September 28, 2007

Is There a Surgeon in the House?

The World Health Organization (WHO) is expanding its training of health care workers in low- and middle-income countries to be able to perform basic surgical operations that will save lives and prevent disabilities.

The training program, which trains staff in simple surgical procedures, anesthesia and emergency care, already exists in 22 countries. The WHO plans to expand it in order to allow more rural hospitals and health centers to perform simple surgeries, as many low-income countries are facing a shortage of qualified health care workers that can perform essential, life-saving tasks.

"The initiative signifies a shift in the way we think about surgery," said Dr. Luc Noel, head of clinical procedures at WHO. "Until recently, surgery was a neglected health issue in developing countries because it was assumed to be too expensive and sophisticated."

Access to surgery can be valuable for patients with HIV/AIDS, as some of the complications associated with HIV—including abscesses, anorectal disorders, lipoatrophy or mild forms of Kaposi's sarcoma—can be treated with simple surgical interventions.


[Go to top]

Join POZ Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    dversescott
    Baltimore
    Maryland


    usuallyhappy
    Palm Springs
    California


    OahuAJ
    Turlock
    California


    humboman
    Baltimore
    Maryland
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Survey
Pop Watch

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.