Moldova remains the poorest country in the WHO European Region, with an estimated per capita gross national income of US$ 1810 in 2010 (World Bank, 2011).  The country has a double epidemiological burden as rates of both communicable and noncommunicable diseases have steadily increased since independence in 1991.

Lifebox® has worked with the Society of Anesthesiology Reanimatology of the Republic of Moldova and the Medical Foundation of Moldova to provide 60 oximeters for OR use and introduce the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist throughout the country.