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CIGH will host a CME course Feb. 27−28, 2016 on humanitarian surgery missions in developing countries. Led by Sherry Wren, MD, director of global surgery, the fourth annual international humanitarian aid skills course will review common conditions encountered in resource-limited settings. Through a variety of techniques, including skill stations and simulation, the course will provide instruction on common procedures performed in resource-limited environments. The course also will offer the essential elements of surgical safety, ethics, and cultural considerations in such settings.

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Reflecting back to this time last year, Ebola was just beginning to wane in West Africa, but new cases reported last month in Sierra Leone...remind us there is still much to be done to address the systemic shortcomings that allow epidemics like Ebola – and now Zika – to spread out of control.


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