About the Center

Vision, Mission, and Values


We envision a world where safe, effective, and affordable surgical, anesthesia, and obstetrical care is accessible to everyone.


To improve access to surgical care worldwide, develop innovative solutions with measurable impact, and train leaders to address the challenges in global surgical care.


The Duke Center for Global Surgery and Health Equity will support clinical care, research, and education to improve access to surgical care around the world. Our activities are founded on:

  • Development of evidence-driven policy and surgical care interventions
  • A spirit of locally-driven collaboration and interdisciplinary study
  • Building leaders to strengthen surgical care systems around the world