Since 1969 with Stanford University roots, ReSurge International (formerly Interplast) has built surgical capacity and provided surgeries in developing countries. ReSurge’s mission is to provide reconstructive surgical care and build surgical capacity in developing countries. The organisation’s goals are:
Build surgical skills in low-resource settings by creating and deploying surgical and educational programs
Increase access to high-quality surgical care for the poor by developing the next generation of humanitarian reconstructive surgeons and their local teams
Restore function and improve lives by providing the full scope of reconstructive surgery for more poor children and adults
ReSurge envisions a world in which no human being suffers physically or emotionally from a repairable congenital deformity or injury. To reach that vision, ReSurge partners with volunteers and overseas medical partners to both provide surgical care and to educate and empower local medical professionals so that high-quality surgical access is available year-round—now and for generations to come.
ReSurge provides reconstructive surgical care for poor children and adults who lack access in 13 countries. It maintains 10 year-round Surgical Outreach Programs in eight countries. Most of our patients are treated for disabling burns, clefts and hand injuries. Moreover, through its Visiting Educator program, expert volunteer medical professionals travel to developing countries to provide specialized, direct, hands-on training for local medical personnel who work with people in some of the world’s poorest locations.
ReSurge views the most pressing global surgical issue as the need for building surgical skills and capacity in low-resource settings to increase access for the poor. To achieve that, advocacy and awareness must be increased so that global surgery becomes part of the international public health agenda. ReSurge is proud to be a member of the G4 Alliance.