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

About Us

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.

Learn more about CASIEF…


Rwandan Resident Reflections in Halifax, Canada (April 28, 2017)

Open link here to obtain full reflection of Dr. Rudakemwa with the strong partnership between Rwanda and CASIEF in Halifax.

This bilateral partnership has clearly been a success. After Dr. Rudakemwa completed his Canadian elective he mentioned “High level of responsibility for patient care, human factors and anesthesia, organization, scholar and social life” helped him shape his practice in Rwanda.


Recent Rwandan Resident Reflections in Canada (April 20, 2017)

Open link here to see full reflection of Dr. Eugene Tuyishime. Incredible enthusiasm by Rwandan Anesthesia Residents.

“The global health office organizes the training program professionally and efficiently.”

“I hope with advocacy that someday I will be able to practice anesthesia in similar settings back home because it is an excellent experience.”

“In my opinion, many anesthesia practice improvements are possible in low resources settings starting with interventions that have little cost…”

Recent Resident Reflections from Rwanda (March 11, 2017)

Open link here to see full reflection by Dr. Kitt Turney. Incredible enthusiasm by Canadian Anesthesia Residents.

“It was incredible.”

“Clinically, you wouldn’t believe some of the stuff we saw.”

“Teaching, and preparing for teaching, was exhausting and exhilarating, but most importantly, extremely rewarding.”

“The residency program has come a long way, and the residents are so keen!”

“The Rwandan people are amazing. So friendly and welcoming.”

“The gorillas. Wow.”


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