About Lifebox Co-founder
Lifebox is a global nonprofit tackling the crisis of unsafe surgery.
Through tools, training, and partnerships, we make surgery and anesthesia safer worldwide.
Lifebox was founded by the same individuals that created the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist – including Dr. Atul Gawande. Since 2011, Lifebox has worked in 116 countries, trained more than 12,000 healthcare providers, and made surgery safer for 181 million patients. This work spans improving access and skills in pulse oximetry, reducing surgical infection through our Clean Cut program, and strengthening surgical teamwork.
Lifebox is strongly committed to addressing inequities both within our organization and in the global surgery community. We have set ambitious goals for investing in staff, leadership, and innovation in the regions where we work to reduce our footprint in high-income countries. Read more about this work in our strategic plan – which puts multidisciplinary teamwork at the heart of our approach.