“What do you do with a girl that needs a caesarean section?” I asked a clinician at the hospital. “He said rather nonchalantly, ‘she just dies.’
– Dr Mark Newton
The Vanderbilt International Anesthesia programme supports safer anaesthesia in Kenya, and we’re thrilled that the Department of Anesthesiology is looking south to Guyana. In November 2013, they set a goal of raising enough funds to close the OR monitoring gap inby outfitting the country with 50 Lifebox® pulse oximeters.
Initial training and distribution took place during May 2014, and follow up visits are planned for late 2014/early 2015.
Read more about Vanderbilt’s work with Lifebox and in Kenya here.