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By David Ljungman
Harvard Medical School 

Suturing a divided world: How providing access to surgery drives global prosperity


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(THE CONVERSATION) Earlier this year, three days after giving birth to her fourth child by cesarean section, Salome Karwah had sudden convulsions. When she was admitted to a hospital in Liberia, the staff panicked, as she was a famous Ebola survivor. Karwah, a nurse assistant, died the next day, likely from a easily treatable complication from this surgery.

Her antibodies had helped her to care for countless Ebola patients during the outbreak three years ago, without having to...

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