Diversity is the key to innovation and new solutions. Global surgery is a field that needs people from any and all backgrounds to tackle this issue. So how did a PhD researcher in immunology at Yale become a major force for good in global surgery? What does role does value-based healthcare have when working in low-resource settings where healthcare isn’t even present let alone “value-based” and how do social determinants of health affect access to surgery around the world? The answers to these questions and more are found in today’s episode. Join us as we talk about air conditioners as a social determinant of health – something you may have never considered before. We also look at the power of adapting solutions to local situations to create lasting and meaningful change no matter where you are. Come explore outside the operating room and into the other aspects of global surgery that play an important role in preventing people from needing a scalpel at all.