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WFSA

Uniting anaesthesia providers around the world

We really can unite for change!

Last week you might have seen the launch of our Safe Anaesthesia For EverybodY – Today (SAFETY) campaign on World Anaesthesia Day. You might have seen it all over social media and for longer than the intended day itself - that’s because it went global!

Thousands of anaesthesiologists from countries in every continent and corner of the world . . .

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October 26, 2015

#WorldAnaesthesiaDay is a day to support #change

Join our social media campaign!

These days, there’s a ‘day’ for everything. In the next seven days alone you can look forward to World Toy Camera Day, Nut Day and countless others. However, for the WFSA, patients across the globe, and their families, the most import is World Anaesthesia Day - celebrated on 16th October every year.

World Anaesthesia Day celebrates the . . .

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October 16, 2015

60 years, and here’s to 60 more!

The WFSA is now coming to the end of our 60th anniversary celebrations. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has been reading our newsletters, blogs, and engaging with us on Facebook and Twitter.

The practice of anaesthesia has changed and developed so much in the past 60 years with the creation of new technology and training . . .

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September 29, 2015

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”

Let's meet the people that give these statements meaning

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”
– Nelson Mandela

“What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education”
– Mahatma Gandhi

The WFSA believes wholeheartedly that education and sharing knowledge is vital to our aim of improving anaesthesia care and strengthening . . .

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September 22, 2015

'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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