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
Spring 2015 Newsletter - Myanmar
Read all about SAWW's latest achievements and our visit to Myanmar in our newsletter, SAFE 5.
Trauma a leading cause death
Millions of injuries occur around the world, causing more than 1.24 million deaths annually. The majority of these deaths (91%) are in the poorest countries. Many injuries require surgical treatment, but in poor countries emergency surgery is often unavailable due to lack of safe anaesthesia.
Oxygen for the Gambia
SAWW provided equipment and training to Bansang Hospital, a rural hospital that is responsible for the health of some 600,000 Gambians. The equipment that will ensure an adequate supply of oxygen for the paediatric ward at all times.