Vision

Safe anesthesia and perioperative care globally

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Mission

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

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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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Announcements

Return of the Anesthesiologist (February 15, 2019)- How’s that for the next summer blockbuster? Who am I kidding, in film anesthesiologists are akin to wardens: a plot device reserved for wallflowers or villains. I’m back in Addis on the garden terrace of the Ghion Hotel. From this little government sponsored oasis, combined with jet lag, and a St. George premium lager I… Continue Reading
Dr. Livingston returns to Rwanda (7th and final edition) (February 4, 2019)- Final Reflection - Saturday, February 2, 2019 (from Patty) Our team is dispersing: most of us are returning to Canada but Dave will stay on with Emma for a few weeks in Addis Ababa before going back to Rwanda to help with the foundations simulation curriculum. Although I am tired after the long flight from… Continue Reading
Dr. Livingston returns to Rwanda (6th edition) (January 31, 2019)- Nyamirambo - Saturday, January 26, 2019 (from Patty) I brought the team to Nyamirambo last night to walk down memory lane. We took Christophe and headed to the Green Corner for delicious fish (tilapia from Lake Victoria) that is eaten using one's fingers. This came with Rwandan french fries, so possibly the best fish and… Continue Reading
Dr. Livingston returns to Rwanda (5th edition) (January 24, 2019)- Resident Academic Day: Humility and Obstetric Hemorrhage - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (from Patty) Yesterday we completed our final Academic Day with the Rwandan residents here in Kigali. It’s been a tremendous honour to spend time with this passionate group of people, who despite incredible odds, are persevering at delivering high quality anesthesia care. I’ve… Continue Reading

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