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Contact us at: Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide

White Lyon House, Marden, Kent, TN12 9DR, UK.

Registered Charity Number 1148254

Training in Mozambique  November 2012

Dr Eltringham, SAWW's Medical Director, and Dr Teresa Schwalbach of Muputo Central Hospital, co-ordinated an anaesthesia training course in Mozambique. The course was attended by over100 nurse and physician anaesthetists, some of whom had travelled over 1,000 miles to attend.

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Aid to The Gambia  January 2013

SAWW’s latest equipment donation has been sent to two hospitals in The Gambia. The urgent need was reported by a colleague visiting the country and the charity was able to swiftly respond by providing the vital equipment to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Banjul and to Bansang Hospital. The Gambia’s tourism belies its poverty and many of the country’s hospitals lack adequate equipment for anaesthesia.

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Meeting HRH The Princess Royal  April 2013

SAWW Medical Director, Dr Roger Eltringham was honoured to meet HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, at the launch of their new learning resource e-SAFE: Safer Anaesthesia Education. e-SAFE has been developed to support education in anaesthesia throughout the developing world.

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Oxygen for the Gambia  July 2014

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. We also supplied the Ahmadiyya Hospital in Banjul with an oxygen concentrator and a Baby CPAP machine, to ensure the survival of premature infants.

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Nepal Earthquake 2015

In the aftermath of devestating earthquakes in Nepal, SAWW sent a emergency anaesthesia equipment to help doctors cope with surge in patients needing surgery due to injuries obtained in the disaster.

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Safe Anaesthesia for Somaliland

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.

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Miracle Machines save babies lives

SAWW has provided vital CPAP equipment to help save the lives of newborn babies and infants with breathing problems. These "miracle machines" are inexpensive to run and are proving popular with mothers and nursing staff. These donations were made in partnership with the charities Born on the Edge and Humanity First.

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