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Our #SaferSurgeryBangladesh story

Last November in Khulna, the third-largest city in Bangladesh, we set out to train a maximum of 24 doctors. Thanks to incredible work from our faculty, three from Dhaka and two from the U.K., we ended up delivering essential education and some oximeters to a classroom of 34. We’ll be sharing photos and stories from


Our two Lifeboxes have seen nonstop action and have performed flawlessly. Below is a little 1.1kg preemie, whose mother died in the village during childbirth.  Several hours after birth the neighbours brought us the child, who was in severe distress.  He survived and even thrived in no small part due to the ability to track


Bangladesh Bangladesh is a densely populated country with over 145 million people. It is  widely recognised to be one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change due to its low-lying position, and faces significant healthcare challenges. We have been delighted to provide oximeters for a number of Bangladeshi hospitals, including Memorial Christian Hospital in Chittagong where

Lifebox Australia and New Zealand (Lifebox ANZ)

Background According to the Lancet Commision on Global Surgery, an estimated 99 million people go without safe surgical attention in Asia and Oceania. In 2015, the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast), and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) joined

Lifebox, oximetry innovation and paediatric pneumonia

On World Pneumonia Day, we spoke to him about this critical work – and its potential to revolutionise diagnosis and treatment of an infection killing nearly a million children a year. A pulse oximeter is a non-invasive device for monitoring the level of oxygen in your blood stream, more often thought of as a hospital tool


Pulse oximetry plays a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric pneumonia, which kills nearly a million children under the age of five each year. But until now, challenges of design, cost and distribution have limited spread of the technology in countries where it can make a life-saving difference. Robust, reliable, and affordable


Each year we focus on a number of country projects, working with an incredible network of colleagues, volunteers and supporters. They’re experts in their own healthcare systems, and from the government to the frontline they’re helping to build long-term change in practice. Our goal: a world where hospital teams have the tools they need to give

Lifebox News – February Edition

Last month we… Longform Lifeboxed in a beautiful feature about our work in Mongolia and India, as part of Mosaic Science’s Great Ideas series.  It features smart innovations that changed and saved lives around the globe, and  our story was even picked up by The Atlantic Magazine and The Independent Hung out behind the scenes

A better oximeter for under-5s

But we know there’s more work to be done, in surgery – and other fields where a pulse oximeter can make the difference between life and death. Thanks to support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we launched a major new venture for Lifebox last year. Our focus: targeted redesign of the Lifebox oximeter and neonatal

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