More than 2 billion people around the world do not have access to basic surgical care. Approximately 56 million people in Africa need an operation today.

Surgeons OverSeas (SOS) is dedicated to saving lives in developing countries by improving surgical care. We provide support to local surgeons, hospitals and Ministries of Health in low and middle-income countries to assist in developing long-term surgical capacity.

SOS programs concentrate on emergency and basic surgical care – life saving and disability preventing procedures that can easily be undertaken and taught in resource-limited environments.

We also provides a forum for surgeons and residents in developed countries to more easily connect with colleagues in developing countries.

Our mission is simple: To saves lives in developing countries by improving surgical care through collaborative training, funding, and research initiatives.