We've screened the film at Johns Hopkins before, but the recent screening and panel at Johns Hopkins was an important step forward. In conjunction with Global Health Day, the latest event at Johns Hopkins drew a significant crowd, and attracted the input of many key players in the global health community.
Among the items of discussion:
- ICES and R2H are on the forefront of a new movement to tackle the issues of increasing access to essential surgery and raising awareness worldwide.
- Anesthesia is also a serious issue that should be discussed because there are so few anesthesiologists.
- Access to surgery should be a public health priority and there is movement within Johns Hopkins to recognize that. Johns Hopkins have started discussions on how to improve surgical access around the world.