Office of Global Surgery

The developing world is home to 80% of the 360 million people worldwide who suffer from disabling hearing loss and 90% of the 345 million people who are visually impaired or blind. And, by 2030, 70% of the world's newly diagnosed cancers, including those of the head and neck, will be detected in developing countries. The shortage of physicians or trained medical personnel in developing countries is dire.

Mass. Eye and Ear's Office of Global Surgery and Health was created to help address these urgent, unmet needs through in-country training of local physicians and caregivers who treat patients with eye and otolaryngology conditions. We have forged a partnership with a medical school and hospital in Uganda and are taking measures to develop academic medical training programs to help them better address the health needs of the most vulnerable in their community.

We are seeking funds to invest in self-sustaining, subspecialty education in the developing world. We will not only prepare in-country physicians to serve their community, but also develop a unique model for global surgery that can be shared with the world.

For more information about how you get participate in supporting the Office of Global Surgery, contact Irene Hammer-McLaughlin.

Irene Hammer-McLaughlin
Senior Director of Development, Otolaryngology
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
t (617) 573-3388 | c (617) 875-0002