Ecuador Surgery

Mobile Ecuadorian Surgery

Access to surgery is a major problem in Ecuador, home to the Andes, the Amazon River and rainforest. Many of those in poorer and remote areas cannot travel to seek surgical care in larger cities for many reasons, including the cost of travel and the impact of leaving their jobs and families at home. Dr Edgar Rodas, Ecuador's general surgeon and previous minister of health, had a vision to deliver surgery through a truck converted into a mobile operating theatre.

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