Anesthesiologist needed in Eldoret, Kenya

The University of Alberta Division of Otolaryngology and Office of Global Surgery are seeking the assistance of an Anesthesiologist to join in a surgical partnership with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, Kenya. This would involve administering a one-day advanced Airway course, as well as involvement in some of the rest of a 10 day series of workshops.

The full letter describing the opportunity is available here:  AnesthesiologistForMTRH_Oct2019.

CASIEF Board – Resident Position

Are you an anesthesia trainee interested in global health? In improving access to safe surgery for the nearly 5 billion people who currently lack access?

Is so, consider applying to be a resident member on the Canadian Anesthesiologist’s Society International Education Foundation Board of Trustees! We are now seeking one resident member to join our Board of collaborative and inspiring experts from across the country. Your role will be to help represent the trainee voice, help to grow our network of like-minded residents and fellows, and find new ways to spread the word about the important work we do. 

Find out more here (PDF).

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at

CASIEF workshop at CAS 2019

How to Get Involved in Global Health
2019 CAS Annual Meeting

Location​: Calgary Telus Convention Center
Section​: CASIEF
Date​: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time​: 10:00-11:30
Location​: Calgary Telus Convention Center
To register: ​Go to ​​, or click ​here.
Description: This workshop is intended for people who may not have any global health/overseas practice, or may already be doing some but are interested in other options. It will be an interactive workshop session, with an expert panel and lots of opportunities to ask questions.

More information, including panelists, in the promo poster (PDF).

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is Recruiting

In the past 50 years, MSF has become a major player in the world of medical humanitarianism. When people think of MSF, many images and questions come to mind. Is it for me? Can I leave on short missions while continuing to practice in Quebec? Should I go once I have retired? After my residency? What is security like on the ground?

To sign up, see the Canadian page. The complete information package (PDF) is also available.

Lifebox Distributes Pulse Oximeters to Burundi’s Public Hospitals

Following on from our exciting developments in India and Bangladesh last month, this month we take you to Bujumbura, Burundi, where Lifebox and local partner ATSARPS (Agora des Techniciens Supérieurs Anesthésistes Réanimateurs pour la Promotion de la Santé) organized a pulse oximetry workshop and distributed pulse oximeters to each of the country’s 54 public hospitals. With 46 anesthesia providers in attendance, the workshops were covered by national media. Read more here.

Read more about Lifebox in their Global Brief (April 2019).