My question is… basically stated in the title haha. I’m interested in the global health field, especially in areas where limited access to basic resources (clean water, adequate nutrition, clean living spaces etc.) dominate the bulk of health disparity and therefore disease. However, I’m very early in my journey and would love some other perspectives and thoughts.
I realize the answers vary wildly when considering location, cultural context, endemic disease etc. I’d love to hear y’all’s thoughts on these variables and more.
If you had to pick ONE physician specialty to send to one of these underserved areas, who has the most bang for their buck per se? (Disclaimer: whoever you send in will have access to their specific toolkit. I.e. gen surg would have access to a functioning OR and the component staff needed to operate including anesthesia).
EDIT: I’m so excited to see the wealth of responses here. I have read all of them and would like to respond to some individually when I have more time tomorrow. Thank you very much for taking time to read and provide thoughtful commentary. Lots of brain power in this thread!!
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