LOCATION: Latin America (Brazil)
TOPIC: Surgery & Research
The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) has several projects in Brazil, focusing on surgical system strengthening through database and field research and nascent policy initiatives. Led by Dr. Nivaldo Alonso, the Chief of Craniofacial Surgery at Hospital das Clinicas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the PGSSC team collaborates directly with two states to perform national-level data collection. In-country collaborators include Universidade Estadual do Amazonas (State University of Amazonas) and Universidade de Sao Paulo (University of Sao Paolo), as well as the Burn Society of Brazil. We fully expect this project will continue to flourish under the strengthening relationships with local organizations.