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Predicting difficult airway by ultrasound: An update from Mona Sharma, WFSA Research Grant awardee

Dr Mona Sharma shares her experience working on a research project as a WFSA Research Grant awardee

I was one of the very fortunate candidates to receive a WFSA Research Grant in 2016. However due to personal health problems, I could not pursue the research fellowship immediately. Now after 3 years, I have begun my project on predicting difficult by airway ultrasound. According to the grant agreement, I was required to travel to a foreign . . .

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June 07, 2018

“Never label an empty syringe”: An interview with Dr David Whitaker

With the SAFE-T Summit taking place this Friday, the WFSA are interviewing some of our speakers as part of our SAFE-T Summit blog series to learn more about their contributions to global surgery and anaesthesia safety.

Dr David Whitaker will discuss patient safety and medicines at the SAFE-T Summit on 13th April at the RSM, London. As these are topics the WFSA is passionate about, we wanted to learn more about his career, including more than 40 years of clinical practice, his current focus on medicines safety, and exactly why one must never label an empty . . .

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April 10, 2018

Patient safety in the perioperative environment: An interview with Mona Guckian Fisher

With the SAFE-T Summit fast approaching, the WFSA are interviewing some of our speakers as part of our SAFE-T Summit blog series to learn more about their contributions to global surgery and anaesthesia safety.

Mona Guckian-Fisher will discuss SAFE OT (Safer Anaesthesia From Education Operating Theatre) and the importance of a strong surgical team at the SAFE-T Summit on 13th April at the RSM, London. We spoke with her about the role of nurses and other staff within the surgical team and what that means for patient safety.

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April 05, 2018

Why data matters: An interview with Dr Justine Davies

With the SAFE-T Summit only one month away, the WFSA are interviewing some of our speakers as part of our SAFE-T Summit blog series to learn more about their contributions to global surgery and anaesthesia safety.

Dr Justine Davies will discuss the importance of data and measuring surgical metrics at the SAFE-T Summit on 13th April at the RSM, London. As these are topics the WFSA is passionate about, we wanted to learn more about her career, including her work on The Lancet Commission for Global Surgery, her current work, and why data matters.

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March 09, 2018

New study demonstrates the long-term impact of scholarships on anaesthesia training in Uganda

A new report published today in the journal Anaesthesia reveals how a low-cost intervention run jointly by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) and the Association of Anesthesiologists of Uganda (AAU) transformed surgical care by increasing the number of specialist anaesthetists in the country.

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February 08, 2018

Partnering to build essential skills: SAFE South Africa

The WFSA and the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) announce THET funding to build essential anaesthesia skills in South Africa

5 billion of the world’s 7 billion people are without access to safe and affordable anaesthesia when needed, resulting in increased disability and huge numbers of deaths annually. This global health crisis has often been overlooked but is now beginning to receive more attention from national governments, the global health community, and the . . .

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February 01, 2018

Better partners for safer anaesthesia

At the 6th Annual All Africa Congress in Abuja, Lifebox and the WFSA joined forces to host a discussion we can all learn from

“Working with international organisations - how can we build better international partnerships for safer anaesthesia and surgery?”

The AAAC brings together anaesthesia providers from across the continent, and partners from around the world. But what makes a valuable partnership, and what are some concrete steps international groups can take . . .

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January 15, 2018

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