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"Prevention can often be more important than cure": A case study from Nepal

Nepalese SAFE Course participant Sangeeta Shrestha reflects on an important case and why close monitoring is so important

After completing my MD Anesthesiology in October 2012, I joined a tertiary government hospital located in Kathmandu, Nepal. The hospital conducts approximately 18,000 deliveries are every year along with 5,000 caesarean sections. There were only 6 anaesthesiologists, including me, covering the 24 hours. There are lots of important case . . .

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December 08, 2017

Happy Birth Days: A Tanzania SAFE Story

As the WFSA launches a new film focused on the impact of SAFE courses in Tanzania, we speak to some of the people involved in the film

Every year around 290,000 women die due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. 90% of these deaths are preventable. Can you imagine facing difficulties during birth in an environment where access to safe anaesthesia and surgery is limited?

Happy Birth Days, a short WFSA film, is an insight into everyday childbirth in Tanzania, and . . .

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November 23, 2017

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

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