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CTV.ca - Dan Deckelbaum and Tarek Razek, the Centre for Global Surgery

Published: 4 Apr 2012

With 90 per cent of deaths caused by serious injuries taking place in developing countries, the Centre for Global Surgery is an attempt by two McGill doctors to save lives.

With 90 per cent of deaths caused by serious injuries taking place in developing countries, the Centre for Global Surgery is an attempt by two McGill doctors to save lives.

"Injury represents the leading cause of death for those under 44 in the developing world," said Dan Deckelbaum, a trauma surgeon. "When we think of global health we think of malaria, HIV or tuberculosis, whereas injury causes as much death as all three combined."

With Tarek Razek, the director of the McGill's adult trauma program, Deckelbaum, directs the Centre for Global Surgery. With the help of volunteers from the McGill University Health Centre, the men send surgeons to help in the developing world.

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