Lifebox News – December Edition



Happy New Year! We have so many exciting plans for 2018 but first, here’s a look back at a busy December in our latest edition of #LifeboxNews.

Last month we…

Ended the year with a word from Lifebox Chair, Atul Gawande, on the magic of Lifebox. Find out how your contributions can help us make surgery and anaesthesia safer around the world.

Advertised a new role. We’re hiring a Development Manager to take the lead in our fundraising efforts in the US.

Congratulated the Lifebox Pneumonia Innovation team on the completion of an incredible project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which saw the development of an innovative pulse oximetry probe design for children under the age of five in low-resource settings. Read this interview with Dr Eric McCollum, paediatric pulmonologist at Johns Hopkins University, and senior member of this team to learn more.

Were inspired by Kenyan journalist and maternal health advocate, Namukabo Werungah. We met her at last year’s General Assembly of the United Nations.

Celebrated The Checklist Effect thanks to an end of year screening hosted by the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA).

Shared a powerful My Lifesaving Oximeter perspective from Hodo Asowe, one of the first nurse anaesthetists trained in Somaliland.

Thanked the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) who raised an incredible $35,000 at their National Scientific Conference to support our lifesaving work.

Shared this insightful interview with Dr Michael Cooper, incoming chair of our Lifebox: Australia and New Zealand partnership. He has worked for many years with the anaesthesia community in Papua New Guinea.

In the news:

Better Birth publication – congratulations to our friends at Ariadne Labs! The New England Journal of Medicine published the results of their Better Birth intervention, with a wide range of learnings on the use of a childbirth checklist and coaching for improving maternal and child health in a state in India.