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 experience at the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) Annual Meeting (July 19, 2017)

Eugene Tuyishime, Department of Anesthesia, University of Rwanda who is completing an elective in Halifax had a fantastic networking and educational experience at CAS 2017.  Please click here for complete post.

Ethiopia Update. Recent Volunteers. (June 28, 2017)

Please go to our Ethiopia blog to read about the incredible experience our recent Canadian team had in our partners in Ethiopia.

An anesthesiology resident in Ethiopia:  My experience at Tikur Anbessa (Black Lion) Hospital.

Karim Mohamed PGY5 

CASIEF Gala Dinner Niagara Falls (June 28, 2017)

The annual CASIEF dinner was huge success here are the highlights:

Congratulation Emy on your award. Canadians appreciates your time and commitment to CASIEF.

Chris Charles presented and incredible story of public health innovation and collaboration. Well done!

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.


More News and Announcements…

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