Most of us take the availability of anaesthesia for granted. But millions of people in the developing world are not so fortunate. In poor countries, many hospitals lack suitable anaesthetic equipment, medicines and trained staff. Imagine needing an amputation or a Caesarean section without anaesthesia?
Without anaesthesia emergency operations cannot be performed and many patients do not survive, especially women in childbirth and children. Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide was formed to ensure that the benefits of anaesthesia are available wherever needed so that patients can receive the treatment they need, safely and painlessly.
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Contact us at: Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide
White Lyon House, Marden, Kent, TN12 9DR, UK.
Registered Charity Number 1148254
Telephone +44 (0) 7527506969
Pain relief in childbirth
In many parts of the world there is no pain relief available for women in labour and compressed gases are unavailable analgesia. SAWW is currently supporting a study into the use of a novel analgesia inhaler for women in labour that does not require compressed gases.
Anaesthesia in remote Mongolia
SAWW has donated a portable anaesthesia to Mongolian anaesthetists, Dr Ganbold Lundeg. We hope to continue to work with Dr Ganbold to help improve anaesthesia services in remote areas of Mongolia.
To read an article by Jane Feinmann on the need for anaesthesia and surgery in Monglia here:
Equipped for life
A dedicated young anaesthesia provider in Somaliland has been equipped by SAWW to help him deliver safe anaesthesia. SAWW also donated 10 Lifebox pulse oximeters for nurse anaesthetists from hospitals across Somaliland who attended a recent training course at the Edna Adan Hospital. Read more