Iqbal Ahmed Posted about 2 years ago How do we make safe surgery part of the global health agenda? The safety of surgery depends on a host of factors. For example, in Bangladesh, there is a rise in C-section childbirth among middle class and poor alike to avoid the pain and sufferings of natural childbirth. This social phenomenon has increased the number of surgeries. With the increase of the surgery came the need for hygienic products such as soap. Many businesses now attempt to profit from these demands. This is an example of economic factor. There is a stigma associated with the nurses in Bangladesh. Their “bridal” value tends to be low because they do “dirty” work with the “strangers.” This societal stigma puts additional burden and stress on the doctors who perform surgeries. How can we address these factors to improve the safety of the surgery in the developing world?