Providing safe surgery for all by developing and delivering affordable surgical devices.
A world with health care coverage as good as cell service
There is nearly one cellphone for every single human on this planet. That is close to 7.4 billion cellphones. Yet, there is still 5 billion people without access to safe surgery.
That is why at Arbutus Medical we are focused on developing safe, affordable, and reliable surgical equipment for use in low-resource settings. By providing surgeons with the tools they need, we can help provide the best possible care for patients who need it most. Join us in providing safe surgery for all.
- 5 billion people around the world don't have access to safe surgery
- 2 billion of whom don't have access to surgery at all
- 5.8 million die annually as a result of their injuries
- 10% of the world's deaths are due to deaths resulting from injuries in an accident
- 32% more deaths occur in this way than those caused by malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS combined.
In developing nations, motor vehicle accidents and injuries are extremely common. As the country becomes more developed they have access to more advanced tools, like cars. However, roads and regulations don't develop at the same pace as the technological advances. Due to these poor driving conditions it is not surprising that 25 million people are injured every year due to road accidents.
Car crashes and road accidents often cause broken bones and injuries that require surgery. However, the surgeons in these areas often lack the tools and resources to operate safely on patients. Surgeries often result in lifelong disabilities due to infections from non-sterile settings/equipment or imprecise tools like hand drills. With many of these injuries concerning the bread winners of families, families can be left without the resources needed to sustain day to day life.
Join Arbutus Medical in providing safe surgery for all.