Around the world…

22 traumatic brain and spine injury cases per minute
10 stroke and blood vessel abnormality cases per minute
2.4 infections of brain and spine cases per minute
2 hydrocephalus cases per minute

Traumatic Brain Injury * Spinal Cord Injury * Spina Bifida * Encephaloceles * Hydrocephalus * Brain Tumors * Epilepsy * Brain Aneurysms * Stroke * Brain Hemorrhage *

Neurosurgical diseases cause serious disability and death. Lack of access to care is the most significant barrier to alleviating the burden of diseases of the brain. This lack of or limited access to care is due to multiple reasons including poor healthcare infrastructure, lack of trained neurosurgeons (some parts of Asia and Africa may have more than 5,000,000 people for every neurosurgeon),  inability to pay for care, and lack of education.

The Neurosurgery Outreach Foundation, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit organization in Jacksonville, Florida.

Our mission is to promote the advancement of neurosurgical care in underserved communities around the world through service, education, and support.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” ~ Maimonides