What’s she talking about…? We’ve worked in Zimbabwe since 2012, supporting health workers with essential equipment and training. So we’re excited to be back in Harare this week, delivering life-saving safe anaesthesia and WHO Surgical Safety Checklist training – and for the first time, bringing together clinicians from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda and South Africa to help build a
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In 2013 we were excited to provide 25 oximeters for distribution to rural district hospitals in Zimbabwe at the annual meeting of the country’s national anaesthesia society. We returned to the country in 2014 to lead a safer anaesthesia training workshop in collaboration with ZAA colleagues. Learn more here.
Zimbabwe We were excited to provide 25 oximeters for distribution to rural district hospitals in Zimbabwe on the occasion of the 2013 annual meeting of the country’s national anaesthesia society. We hope this is the start of a national project to support safer surgery and anaesthesia in the country.
Saturday 21 October 11:00 – 11:30 Dr Brian Vaughan Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre: Before and after pulse oximetry The Christ Hospital 11:30 – 12:00 Professor Berend Mets Lifebox training planning Penn State College of Medicine 12:00 – 12:30 Kris Torgeson What’s next for Lifebox? – Making surgery and anaesthesia safer around the world Lifebox
Over the last few months, I have been volunteering for Lifebox to map the distribution of their lifesaving piece of equipment – the pulse oximeter. Their new interactive map plots the exact location of each oximeter that Lifebox donates to health facilities around the globe. I translated distribution sheets, interpreting the raw scrawl of hundreds
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
As we look towards the future of Lifebox, we’re grateful to so many friends and partners helping us along the way. And we love it when they ask good questions! This month the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) published an in-depth interview with Kris in the Australian Anaesthetist. Why did she leave Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors
Last month we… Honored the importance of global surgery stories as we witnessed the Checklist Effect receive its fourth award at the Global Cinema Film Festival in Boston Celebrated International Women’s Day by sharing perspectives of our inspiring female safer surgery and anaesthesia champions around the world #IWDSurgery #BeBoldForChange Partnered with the AAGBI, the WFSA
I was born and raised in Zimbabwe, specifically in Bulawayo the second largest city in the country affectionately known as ‘The City of Kings.’ For half my life I lived in this beautiful city, with its wide roads, tree lined boulevards and beautiful parks. Bulawayo was once the country’s industrial hub and is still called,
What motivated you to apply for the Lifebox Fellowship? Working in a low-resource setting has been a long-standing ambition of mine, but I wanted to ensure I had the technical skills, maturity and support to deal with the complex challenges I would undoubtedly face. The Lifebox fellowship was appealing to me because it is a