one of the greates challenges of our times is to ensure medical care worldwide
Approximately 5 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe, affordable, or timely surgical or anesthesiological care. 28-32% of the world's diseases could be treated through surgeries. These include cancers, obstetric emergencies, trauma, or premature birth emergencies. Less than 6% of worldwide surgeries are performed in the poorest countries, yet the populations of those countries represent two-thirds of the world's population.
This requires that, in addition to basic medical infrastructures, the trained personell are available to perform surgical procedures.
To ensure surgical care for the world's poorest regions an additional 2.2 million surgeons, anesthesiologists, or obstetricians would be required.
In addition to the medical need, there is also a significant economic aspect. According to the Lancet Commission of Global Surgery report that third world countries lost $4 billion in 2010 due to illness and death due to inadequate surgical care. (1) Not to mention the financial loss that illness or death brings to individual families.
The goal of the AN-NYA Foundation, in line with the Lancet Commission of Global Surgery, is to promote safe, affordable, and timely surgical and anesthesiological care.
Through the project in Nigeria, the AN-NYA Foundation supports the education and training of nurses and physicians and provides in-kind donations to create the necessary conditions for the delivery of life-saving surgical, gynecological, and anesthesiological care.