Chronic, Non-Communicable Disease in the Dominican Republic
One World Surgery (OWS) is a non-profit organization that provides about 1,400 free surgeries per year in a variety of specialties to patients of low socioeconomic status in rural Honduras. In 2017, the organization initiated preliminary steps toward opening its second center in the Dominican Republic. Funding from the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health will maximize the productivity and impact of an already robust investment in infrastructure, including a surgery center, clinic and visitor center, as well as volunteer visits from primary care physicians. By investing in the salaries of local Dominican professionals and shipping donated medications, the institute substantially augments the number of individuals benefiting from this program.