Neurosurgeons on the Ground: Profiles of International Medical Missions
Philanthropy, from the Greek philanthropos, means the love of humanity. Over time, it has come to refer specifically to private initiatives for the public good—often with a focus on the quality of life. By that definition, there is perhaps no greater example of philanthropy in neurosurgery than the work of medical missions.
Throughout the world, neurosurgeons give generously of their time and experience to deliver lifesaving care and provide critical surgical training to communities in need. The following are profiles of just three such medical missions where CNS Members on the ground are changing lives. Often, the impact of these medical missions reaches far beyond those being treated, to impact families and communities for years to come.