“4.8 billion people, about 67% of the world’s population, are without safe, affordable, timely surgical care. Access is worse in low income and middle income countries, where 9/10 people are without access to basic surgical care.”
– Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
ConnectMed was founded in 2010 by Dr. Amanda Gosman, Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital.
Improving access to healthcare and the quality of life for people with physical differences from resource-limited communities through partnerships, education & research, and psychosocial support.
ConnectMed International proudly stands apart from traditional medical mission organizations because we support patient care and strengthen local healthcare systems through:
Innovative and long-term partnership with healthcare professionals that facilitate the delivery of care that every patient deserves.
Educational opportunities and research support that local healthcare professionals identify as needing for providing optimal care to their own communities.
Support of their mental, emotional and social well-being through year-round programs and access to related resources.