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Five billion people worldwide lack access to safe surgical care when needed.

5 billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed. A key solution to provision of this essential, life-saving care is the collective awareness and contributions of the global health workforce. Currently, medical students are interested in the topic, although have little formal education or support in becoming more involved.

The aim of this project is to produce a world first, short, online, interactive, e-learning course focussed on an introduction to Global Surgery for medical students and junior health staff. The course will consist of 5 modules on key topics voted on by medical students from around the world.

A group of 5 international collaborators are contributing to the content and production of this learning resource. A group of educational technologists, graphic designers, videographers and computer scientists are working together to produce the final version. We would like to disseminate these modules to an online platform available in multiple languages for use by medical schools globally.