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Providing Surgery for the Unreachable in Nepal on CNN's Vital Signs

In this three-part video series, CNN's Sanjay Gupta, MD, captures the work of Surgical Scouts, an effort led by Academy member, David A. Shaye, MD, who travels to Nepal to work with his colleague Shankar Rai, MD. Surgical Scouts provides training to the people of Nepal to identify cleft surgical disease and hosts mobile surgical camps in the rural areas of the country. 

Watch the three-part series of Vital Signs from Nepal 

PART I: Providing Surgery for the Unreachable in Nepal

Dr. Rai and Dr. Shaye lead the organization "surgical scouts," which provides medical care free of charge to remote populations in Nepal. 

PART II: Treating Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

At a surgical camp in Pokhara, Nepal, Dr. Rai and Dr. Shaye are treating people in need of reconstructive surgery. 

PART III: Nepal's Largest Burn Center

The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, sits nearly in a kaleidoscope of colors and home to more than a million people, as well as Nepal's largest burn center.

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