Going above and beyond

Members of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) have raised funds to send 268 pulse oximeters to operating rooms in Rwanda – exceeding their target of 250 oximeters by several thousand dollars.

CAS President Dr. Rick Chisholm wasn’t surprised. “Canadian anesthesiologists have a history of aiding the CAS’s International Education Fund in its outreach initiatives,” he said.

This year Lifebox will be working with CAS and several organizations, worldwide and in-country, to scale up the provision of safe surgery in Rwanda – safe surgery which is impossible without safe anaesthesia and safe monitoring. The generosity of CAS members means that we’ll be able to provide the equipment necessary to support and sustain the wider training and capacity building of anaesthesia and surgery providers in Rwanda.

We’ll have more updates for you in the coming months – in the meantime, you can read more in an article published on Friday by the Canadian Medical Association.