Early last month, the New York Times released a touching story on the risky operation of two conjoined twins from Pakistan and the program that made such an operation possible. The identical twin girls were joined at the belly sharing a liver and blood flow, but each had two arms and two legs as well as individual hearts and digestive tracts. This life-changing, albeit very risky operation to separate the two girls was performed on March 26th in Saudi Arabia, a wealthier country than that of their home in Pakistan. Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah is the surgeon who leads the program to separate conjoined twins who come from poor families around the world. The program, although not widely reported, is one of the largest of its type in the world.
Read more about the program and the family of the separated twins in the New York Times article here.