In 1999, one of ReSurge International’s trusted partners, Dr. Shankar Man Rai in
Nepal, began providing medical services year-round with ReSurge’s support—and the first Surgical
Outreach Program was born. Soon thereafter, our center in Zambia opened,
led by the country’s only plastic surgeon, Dr. Goran Jovic.
Today, ReSurge maintains 10 permanent outreach programs in eight countries.
By partnering with local doctors, ReSurge has doubled the number of
surgeries it performs while significantly reducing operating costs. The programs
empower our local colleagues and deliver reconstructive surgical care in
medically underserved areas—where it’s needed most.
In Bangladesh, Ecuador, Ghana, India (2), Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru
(2) and Zambia, patients can receive year-round care for disabling burns,
clefts and injuries from our growing cadre of international partners. Under the
direction of our chief medical officer, ReSurge uses the latest in technological
advances to conduct quality reviews and specialized ongoing training for
the programs’ teams of medical professionals. The model has proven to be remarkably efficient and
cost-effective. In fact, our
colleagues in the developing world now perform 80 percent of all ReSurge
Forming partnerships with international medical professionals has created
a comprehensive model of care that is renewing the health and dreams of
3,000 children and adults with deformities and injuries each year. ReSurge is
impacting the world by reducing suffering and poverty, and giving patients a
second chance for normal, productive lives.