You can make a tremendous impact in the lives of millions of people across the globe by supporting the efforts of the IGOT.
Every year, 5.8 million people die from orthopaedic trauma and other injuries, with 95% of these deaths occurring in developing countries. This accounts for 10% of the world’s deaths, 32% more than the fatalities from HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria combined. Trauma is the leading cause of death for children worldwide. For every person who dies from trauma, many more are injured, with temporary or permanent disability.
IGOT partners with institutions around the world to find sustainable solutions to these issues through research, collaboration, and capacity building.
IGOT is a non-profit program in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF and is supported by the UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital Foundations.
Learn more about IGOT at globalorthopaedics.org