The Checklist

If there was a drug that reduced the risk of surgical complications and mortality by more than 40% – wouldn’t you take it?

Surgery is complicated, and even routine procedures carry a risk.

The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist makes it safer.  Developed by the World Health Organization with leadership from Lifebox® chair Professor Atul Gawande, it’s a communications tool that sets a framework for a safer operation.

It turns a group of nurses, anaesthetists and surgeons into a life-saving team, and Lifebox® is the only NGO dedicated to introducing it in low-resource setting hospitals. Here’s how!