“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

LifeboxGuyanaThe 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.