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Australian anaesthesia department raises funds to support WFSA fellowships on behalf of beloved late colleague

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Anaesthetists at the Fiona Stanley, Fremantle Hospitals Group have raised more than $8,000 for young anaesthesiologists from Latin America to undertake the WFSA Fortaleza Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship as part of the Alistair Davies Memorial Fund.

The Alistair Davies Memorial Fund was set up in honour of Dr Alistair Davies. Born in the UK . . .

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October 27, 2017

#WorldAnaesthesiaDay: Anaesthesia providers unite to support essential global anaesthesia and surgical workforce scale-up

On World Anaesthesia Day (16th October 2017) anaesthesia providers came together as part of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists’ (WFSA) #CountMeIn! campaign. The campaign was part of an annual initiative which unites anaesthesia providers around a specific topic related to the provision of safe anaesthesia.

The 2017 . . .

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October 19, 2017

The WFSA in Palestine: supporting #globalanaesthesia

Dr Moiz Alibhai shares highlights from his recent trip to Palestine as a Palestine Anaesthesia Teaching Mission (PATM) volunteer

In early 2017, the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) were requesting volunteers for the Palestine Anaesthesia Teaching Mission (PATM). After applying and being awarded the role I departed to Palestine in the summer of 2017, shortly after completing my registrar training in anaesthesia.

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Palestine and Israel, whilst . . .

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September 07, 2017

The Young Speciality: Scaling up anaesthesia in Ethiopia

We interview Dr Tirunesh Busha on Ethiopian anaesthesiology, her work, and her aspirations following the SAFE Paediatrics Course

Last month we spoke to Dr Tirunesh Busha, a young Ethiopian anaesthesiologist eager to learn more about anaesthesia and it’s subspecialties in order to teach others and improve anaesthesia care in her country. Dr Busha attended a THET funded SAFE Paediatrics course in Uganda last year, and went on to teach the first SAFE Courses in Ethiopia, . . .

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August 10, 2017

Kenya Society of Anesthesiologists (KSA) launches National Anaesthesia Guidelines as first step in creating comprehensive National Surgical & Anaesthesia Plan

Silvrback blog imageLast week the Kenya Society of Anaesthesiologists (KSA) officially launched their National Anaesthesia Guidelines, a resource which gives recommendations for best practice and sets a number of minimum standards.

The guide covers recommendations for Minimum Facilities For Safe Administration of Anaesthesia in Operating Suites and Other . . .

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July 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Fund A Fellow! Reflections on 1 year of fellowships and campaigning

This month we celebrate one year since the launch of the Fund A Fellow campaign. With more than US$55,000 raised, it has been a very exciting campaign, positively impacting young anaesthesiologists around the world. Thank you to all of the host institutions and facilities, delivery partners, Programme Heads, and those who have already given . . .

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July 04, 2017

Landmark online resource tool mapping the global anaesthesia workforce highlights huge shortages in human resources

The third of our World Health Assembly (WHA) blog series showcasing WFSA advocacy work promoting anaesthesia in the global health context.

This week World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) officially launched a landmark online resource tool mapping the total number of anaesthesia providers worldwide. A high number of countries reported a total anaesthesia provider number of less than 5 per 100,000 population, highlighting the current crisis in the surgical and . . .

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May 25, 2017

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