About us

Launched in 2011 by four of the world’s leading medical organisations, we’re the only NGO devoted to safer surgery in low-resource countries.

Our programme sets the standard for appropriate technology and global distribution in challenging settings.

We’ve made surgery and anaesthesia safer for 10 million patients, building new networks across professional, academic and commercial organizations in more than 100 countries worldwide.

We’re prioritising the most invisible, essential component of any complex system: safety.

Because fundamentally, Lifebox® is about saving lives.

For more information, check out the history of Lifebox®, scan our annual review, also available in French, or listen to our founder and chair Professor Atul Gawande explain how we’re saving lives on the frontline of the global surgical safety crisis.