Almost 2 billion people do not have access to basic surgical care. Lack of safe and timely access can result in more deaths caused by HIV/AIDs, TB and malaria combined. Deaths from traffic accidents have risen to 32% from 1990 to 2010 and approximately 1 in 3 pregnant women will require surgical intervention at birth.
Access to high quality post operation care directly results in better health outcomes and optimization of time and resources. Surgical site infections can cause readmission, outpatient and emergency visits, further surgery and prolonged medication.
IHS has built technology solutions that aid in improving postoperative care, connect patients to health care providers and database management systems to help bring better surgical care to the underprivileged.