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WFSA

'Safe Anaesthesia Saves Lives'

Working together to create meaningful change in patient safety around the world

Imagine that you’re scheduled to have surgery. Maybe you need your appendix removed, or an emergency Caesarean section - something urgent, something that could save your life.

Imagine your anaesthesiologist has limited access to training, CME, or peer support. Maybe there is no trained anaesthesia provider at all. The operating room has no . . .

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September 15, 2015

Happy Anniversary to us!

This September the WFSA turns 60.

You may have heard, it’s our anniversary on the 19th September. We’re so excited that we have decided to take the whole month to celebrate. While there may not be cake every week for five weeks (it’s a long month), there will be a newsletter. Yes, a special 60th Anniversary WFSA Newsletter!

If you’re a follower of our Seasonal Newsletter, you . . .

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September 08, 2015

The Forgotten Sister of the Neglected Stepchild of Global Health

Welcome to the beginning of Anaesthesia’s Cinderella story

Surgery has long been known as ‘the neglected stepchild of global health’, but let us introduce you to her forgotten sister, Anaesthesia.

Anaesthesia doesn’t enter the room on her own when global health is discussed, she is hidden behind Surgery, and both are often seated in the corner. Why, you may ask, is this the case? Anaesthesia is a . . .

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September 01, 2015

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