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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Dylan’s Story – Association of Anesthesiologists of Uganda Meeting (November 19, 2017) - I spend part of last week in Kampala for the Association of Anesthesiologists of Uganda's 3rd annual scientific meeting with Paulin, the chair here in Rwanda. It was fantastic to see so many attendees there for the meeting if this thriving society. An active society of anesthesia can make a huge contribution to training, setting Continue Reading
Dylan’s Story – OR Hats for CAS Meeting in 2018 (November 4, 2017) - We're getting some OR hats made from Rwandan kitenge for sale at the 2018 CAS Annual Meeting in Montreal, to raise money for CASIEF. Requests for colours welcome!
Dylan’s Story – Clinical Leadership Course (October 29, 2017) - I've spent most of last week working on a leadership course here at CHUK, with Lisa Kelly, the COO of a large UK hospital (University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust). "INSPIRE through Clinical Leadership" is a work in progress. Lisa was in Lusaka with the University of Zambia anesthesia residency program for a year Continue Reading
Dylan’s Story – World Anesthesia Day in Rwanda (October 17, 2017) - Muraho. Fantastic turnout for a social lunch for World Anesthesia Day yesterday. I think that this day goes unnoticed for most of us in Canada. At CHEO we order in baked good to the coffee room at the slighted provocation but I don't think that this day has ever prompted a cake. We're lucky to Continue Reading

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