Ketamine, global health, and why China’s push to pass international legislation will endanger millions of patients

On 9th-11th December 2015 the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will meet in Vienna to discuss changes to the scope of control of substances and whether or not ketamine should be restricted internationally. This push for policy change stems from the illicit production and abuse of ketamine in China.

Many people would . . .

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December 02, 2015

The importance of sharing knowledge to expand Intensive Care globally

A conversation with Dr Subramani Kandasamy, Programme Head in Vellore, India

Improving education is one fundamental way of ensuring more patients around the world have access to safe and affordable anaesthesia when they need it. Over the past month, we have spoken to young anaesthesiologists who have been trained through WFSA Fellowship programmes. However, it is important to think about the wider team that make these . . .

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November 12, 2015

From Dar es Salaam to Dubai

Dr Karima Khalid shares her learning experiences in Dubai

This week we spoke to Dr Karima Khalid who was funded by the WFSA to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia and Analgesia in Dubai this year. The course consisted of 5 sessions, which were specifically designed to introduce young anaesthesiologists to different aspects of regional anaesthesia.

Dr Khalid is from . . .

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October 28, 2015

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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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September 22, 2015


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