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.

We acknowledge that healthcare providers have a distinct responsibility to advocate for patients and communities. CASIEF stands in solidarity for those fighting for social justice and human rights. We strive to improve medical education and healthcare access for all people regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or social circumstance.

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Announcements

Pulse Oximeters and the COVID19 Pandemic (June 12, 2020) - Oxygen saturation has become an indispensable tool to ensure safety in operating rooms and to triage patients.  In the COVID19 pandemic, pulse oximeters have become especially relevant in helping doctors stratify which patients have dangerously low levels of oxygen. It is the standard to determine if patients need oxygen supplementation and when more serious interventions,… Continue Reading
COVID-19 in Africa (June 3, 2020) - Dr. Sonia Akrimi Director- Zambia Anaesthesia Development Program Trustee- Global Anaesthesia Development Project If a peak in cases like we have seen in North America and Europe occur, the impact of COVID-19 in Africa is likely to be devastating.  In addition to worries about a surge in critically unwell patients, deaths and morbidity directly resulting… Continue Reading
WFSA Covid-19 Resource (May 19, 2020) - Anaesthesiologists worldwide, including from organisations such as the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, Lifebox, and the Global Anaesthesia Development Project, have researched and collated useful resources to support anaesthesia providers working in low-resource settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.wfsahq.org/resources/coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-low-resource-settings Continue Reading
17 Residents graduated from AAU CHS this year (January 8, 2020) - Dept of Anesthesiology at AAU CHS has qualified 17 Anesthesia Residents this year.  This is the biggest No in the history of   Congratulations to all the stuff and collaborators, it wouldn't have been possible w/o your contributions. @dylanbould @Mark_NewtonMD @GLSilvermanMD Original twitter link. Continue Reading

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