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

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reddy, CL; Patterson, RH; Wasserman, I; Meara, JG; Afshar, S

Published Date

  • August 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 339 - 354

PubMed ID

  • 32482559

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1365

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1042-3699

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.coms.2020.03.001


  • eng