In most developing countries, access to qualified surgeons and hygienic surgery suites are typically reserved for the wealthy. If surgical specialities are available in developing countries, the procedures are usually cost-prohibitive for those with low economic means. MMI’s Surgical Program delivers healing to patients whose conditions have been left untreated, often for many years. Minor problems become huge life-threatening issues when left untreated. The Project Teams and Partnering Health Centers work together to ensure a variety of surgical services are available and accessible, regardless of a person’s ability to pay. In addition to the surgeries, MMI provides training for local surgeons designed to strengthen continued care in these communities. Surgical services include: abdominal, bones & joints, breast, colorectal, extremities, gynecology, head & neck, obstetrics, plastic & reconstructive, thoracic, urology, and vascular.
SURGICAL PATIENTS in 2017
major surgeries in 2017
Head & Neck (79)
Plastic & Reconstructive (25)
Bones & Joints (6)
SURGICAL SERVICES PROVIDED ON MMI PROJECTS IN 2017: 6,663
Total Direct Funding in 2017: $403,404