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Lifebox is a leading global nonprofit tackling the global crisis of unsafe surgery. Here journalists can find our contact details and latest press releases and publications.

Lifebox is a global nonprofit organization founded to tackle the crisis of unsafe surgery. By investing in tools, training, and partnerships, we address the critical gaps in surgical systems to make surgery and anesthesia safer worldwide. Lifebox’s work focuses on three core areas: anesthesia safety, surgical teamwork, and reducing surgical infection. Founded by Dr. Atul Gawande, since 2011, Lifebox has made 60 million surgeries safer.

Lifebox works with leading surgical, anesthesia, obstetric, and nursing providers in more than 100 countries. Get in touch for stories on the frontline of global surgery or to arrange interviews with partner clinicians, and Lifebox team or board members. Contact our Director of Communications, Kitty Jenkin at [email protected] To see the most recent Lifebox research and publications click here

 

Report: A Critical Gap

A Critical Gap: pulse oximetry in low- and middle-income countries. A Smile Train-Lifebox report on pulse oximetry availability and access barriers

Voice of America

'Billions Lack Access to Affordable Surgical Care': Lifebox Global Clinical Director, Dr. Tihitena Negussie, discusses lack of surgical care with VoA's Linord Moudou

New York Times

'Where Surgeons Don’t Bother With Checklists': coverage of Lifebox's report on use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist 10 years after its development

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