Annual Reports

From the Executive Director


Dear Friends:

Like all other organizations, GSE was significantly impacted over the last two years by the Covid pandemic – by travel restrictions, by hospital facilities that we previously used being needed to treat sick Covid patients, and by needed focus around the world devoted to addressing pandemic related health care needs. However, as I reflect on the last year, I am reminded and inspired by the dedicated team of GSE volunteers committed to making a difference throughout the world. Be it through their amazing efforts to help local and national COVID efforts, or their continued commitment to increasing access to surgical care throughout the world, I am thankful for this incredible team of healthcare heroes.

Despite these challenges, GSE had an amazing year and I am excited to share some highlights with you…

With heartfelt thanks,

David E. Rapp, MD, Founder and President

FY 2021