We have transformed the lives of more than 2.42 million people in the least developed countries for over 35 years. Australian surgeons, nurses and other staff volunteer their services and pay for their own expenses so we can treat more people.
In many developing countries even basic medical care is a luxury
In Africa nearly 50% of the people have no access to a hospital or doctor. Children and adults suffer and die every day from curable or treatable causes. Every year 6.6 million vulnerable children die before the age of 5 from preventable diseases. (Source: WHO 2012)