#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.
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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.
Palestine and . . .
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, . . .
Kenya Society of Anesthesiologists (KSA) launches National Anaesthesia Guidelines as first step in creating comprehensive National Surgical & Anaesthesia Plan
Last 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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Anaesthesia, the "invisible sister of the neglected stepchild of global health", and the current crisis facing 5 billion people
Two years after the groundbreaking WHA resolution with the potential to improve care for 5 billion people worldwide, have we made progress in increasing access to essential anaesthesia and surgical care?
“My country Bhutan has 0.7 million people but only 3-4 anaesthesiologists so we cannot provide safe anaesthesia to all the patients,” Dr Tashi Wangchuk explained to me on a humid afternoon walking along the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok.
“We are supported by the nurse anaesthetist programme and supported by Thailand. Bhutan is small . . .
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