Lifebox works with in-country and international volunteers around the world to make our work possible. Daniela Rebollo Salazar, a student at New York University’s (NYU) medical school, has just returned from Ethiopia, where she carried out a pulse oximeter needs assessment for Lifebox. In this interview, Daniela shares her experiences and thoughts on the oximetry
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Ethiopia has one of the lowest measured rates of surgery in the world. As a result, surgical teams face a number of challenges on a daily basis, which can put patients at risk. In 2016, Lifebox launched our “Clean Cut” program in Ethiopia. Clean Cut is a quality improvement program that seeks to reduce surgical
The Clean Cut program encourages teamwork from all hospital personnel, how do you fit in to this? Ever since the beginning of the program, I have been assisting with data collection, analysis, and the presentation of our results to the team on-site to continue influencing a positive change in workflow to our OR workers. I
Lifebox is now receiving applications for the 2019 McCaskey Safe Surgery Fellowship Programme. The aim of the programme is to develop a cohort of Ethiopian healthcare providers with expertise in Academic Global Surgery and Anaesthesia, with a focus on Quality Improvement. The programme supports 8 Ethiopian Fellows from within the four main professions within the
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The Oromia Regional Health Bureau (RHB) took a significant next step in its drive to make surgery and anaesthesia safer for tens of thousands of patients in the region, expanding the Clean Cut surgical site infection (SSI) reduction programme with partners in Minilik II Hospital, St. Peter’s Specialized Hospital, and the Fitche
Between 2011 and 2012, Lifebox® distributed 256 units throughout Ethiopia with the help of partners – including Chain of Hope, Operation Smile, CHAI, and Smile Train – that made possible small, regional distributions. In 2015 we received generous funding from the Flatley Foundation to increase the breadth of our engagement in Ethiopia to new regions.
Dr Ben Parsons is now back working at Kings College Hospital in London after a six month placement as a Lifebox® Fellow at Jimma University Hospital in Ethiopia. We recently caught up with him to learn more about this life changing experience. You’ve just returned from your placement, how would you sum up your experience?
Lifebox has a long history in Ethiopia, having worked in the country since 2011 – supporting anaesthesia providers with essential monitoring equipment and the skills to deliver safer care, so we’re thrilled to continue this work with our colleagues in the Amhara region. This workshop will see 94 anaesthesia providers – including a graduating class
Month 1: Before I get started, let me introduce myself. I’m Nick (on the right) the Lifebox Fellow: AKA an ST6 Anaesthetic Trainee in The Central London School of Anaesthesia (TCLSA) undertaking an Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) in the delivery of clinical teaching and Quality Improvement (QI) Projects in a developing world healthcare system. (Translated for those
Lifebox has worked in Ethiopia since 2011 with a range of partners including Operation Smile and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. We’ve collaborated with local colleagues to introduce the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, distribute pulse oximeters and deliver essential training to anaesthesia providers across the country. In 2015 we launched an exciting next step in