Sorry for all the numbers, but the more we consider them we realize that those types of statistics typically don’t change until people work together with the specific purpose of turning them around. So what does HHI think can be done? Well, it starts with action. We are in the beginning stages of the process of creating a network of both medical professionals and community volunteers who want to help change these numbers and change lives. While we realize we can’t magically create access to surgical care for the 2 billion people lacking it now, we can start making a life changing difference to individual people who desperately need it.