Professor Dhananjaya Sharma

Head of Department of General Surgery, NSCB Government Medical College, Jalalpur, India

I am a lifelong activist and campaigner for „appropriate technology for healthcare in developing world‟ and many of my 242 publications are on low-cost surgical solutions to achieve health equity for underserved populations. I consider myself truly blessed to be able to „make a difference‟ and do God‟s work, even though I don‟t wear a Priest‟s collar. I have learned during my travels as Honorary Visiting Professor/ Guest Faculty for teaching a course to many universities in developed (Kurume University Japan, Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Oxford University, Vienna Medical University) and developing countries (Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives and Mexico), that the key to Global Surgery is not only innovations for low-cost surgery but also collaborative internationalism; because „Global means together‟.