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
Latest News - 2018
Safe Anaesthesia for Mongolia - SAM
One million Mongolians live too far away from a hospital to access emergency surgery. SAM is a crowdfunding appeal aiming to raise £20,000 that will bring anaesthesia machines and the chance of safe emergency surgery to the people of rural Mongolia.
To learn more, please watch the SAM video and add your support on the Crowdfunder website link below.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Trustee, Simon Brooks, will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds to provide anaesthesia equipment to a hospital in need in Tanzania. Please support Simon’s climb by visiting The Big Give.
Anaesthesia Training in rural Tanzania
Education and training are key components to providing lifesaving healthcare. SAWW recently supported training for anaesthesia providers in a poor rural area of Tanzania, the Kagera Region. The three day obstetric anaesthesia refresher course was designed and delivered primarily by Tanzanian anaesthetists, who were familiar with the everyday challenges faced by anaesthesia providers in the region. Enthusiastic attendees travelled up to 15 hours by bus for a rare chance to refresh their anaesthesia skills. For some it had been 30 years since they had received any training.