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An estimated one-third of the world's burden of disease requires surgical treatment. In many high-income nations, a large proportion of critical surgical procedures are performed laparoscopically due to a number of advantages the technique offers. There is forward progress in the global surgery field to increase access to laparoscopic techniques in low and middle-income settings (LMIC), with potential benefits to both patients and surgeons.