Safe anesthesia and perioperative care globally



To collaborate with partners to build capacity for safe, sustainable anesthesia and perioperative care globally through education, knowledge translation, and advocacy

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Safe Anesthesia & Surgery Saves Lives

Five billion people lack access to safe surgical care. Surgical disease kills more people annually than HIV, TB, and malaria combined. Unfortunately, surgical capacity is least where it is needed most. Surgical care in low resource settings is cost effective and an indispensable, indivisible part of basic health care. Our philosophy is to work with anesthesia providers in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to develop self-sustaining programs appropriate to their own needs. Consultations and collaboration with ministries of health, anesthesia providers, anesthesia societies, and local training institutions are key to building successful partnerships.

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Shalini’s Guyana Blog – Guyana wrap-up (September 10, 2018) - Guyana wrap-up-part 1 - Sept. 10th My 5 weeks volunteering trip with CASIEF has come to an end. I will be wrapping up the trip in 3 parts. I have met many new people, made many new friends and seen a different way of life. I came here with a notion of poverty and suffering. Continue Reading
Shalini’s Guyana Blog – Finale (September 5, 2018) - Guyanese history - Sept 2 This is a country that was ruled by the French, British and Dutch. To my amazement, there is nothing reminiscent of those times except the names of towns. The only influences that I could see are Indian and African even though neither India nor Africa ever ruled this place. Both Continue Reading
Shalini’s Guyana Blog – Week 4.5 (August 30, 2018) - Essequibo river trip - Aug 28th Our weekends here in Guyana have been pretty amazing and I want to share this one with you too. On Sunday, I took a trip up the Essequibo river that is the largest river in Guyana. It is more than 1000 Km long but does not even make to Continue Reading
Shalini’s Guyana Blog – Week 4 (August 26, 2018) - End of work week 4 - August 24th It is unbelievable that 4 weeks have gone by, so quickly. Beth will be leaving this Sunday and I am staying for another week. Work week was very good, we had so many things to do, learn and teach. The showpiece of the entire teaching month was Continue Reading

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