Together, we can save lives.
United Surgeons for Children operates holistic health programs, with particular expertise in surgery, that save lives and avert disability. An estimated 5 billion people are living without access to surgery, and improved access to surgery has the potential to save 10 million lives each year. That’s why United Surgeons for Children is dedicated to expanding access to surgery in developing countries – creating a world in which all children, regardless of wealth or nationality, can have the opportunity to thrive in health.
Direct surgical interventions by our teams and volunteers help to meet the immediate needs of communities.
International surgical experts train and transfer new knowledge and technologies to elevate local capacities.
We change and strengthen entire health systems by constructing and equipping medical facilities.
We teach children good health practices to build behaviors that prevent future surgical needs.