The Case for Essential Surgery Worldwide Improves
Johns Hopkins University is the pioneer in medical research and innovation, and it has been our pleasure to screen the film The Right to Heal at Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD on January 13, 2014. It was the first of our screenings for the new year, and we made important inroads into the advocacy efforts to bring simple, effective, essential surgery to the developing world.
After the introduction from Dean Michael J. Klag, The Right to Heal was viewed. The follow-up panel, directed by Dr. Fizan Abdullah, and including director and producer Jaymie Henry, moderated a discussion for pushing global surgery initiatives.
There is no doubt that the film hits an emotional chord with its audiences. The appeal of the stories, and the direct honesty of the film's real-life characters in The Right to Heal invoke a robust desire to help bring essential surgery to the world.
We appreciate the effort and interest of the medical professionals and experts and Johns Hopkins. They will be a staunch ally in the battle to defeat disease and injury around the world.