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The Unsung Heroes in Surgical Safety

Ahead of International Nurses Day, it is crucial to spotlight the critical role of operating room nurses in ensuring surgical safety. Nurses are the backbone of successful surgical outcomes; they blend compassion and clinical expertise, managing every…

Lifebox features on the BBC

'One Crucial Piece of Equipment': Improving anesthesia monitoring with The Smile Train-Lifebox Capnograph.

Lifebox in Burundi – an oximeter for every hospital

We kicked off our safer surgery work in Burundi in partnership with ATSARPS (Agora des Techniciens Supérieurs Anesthésistes Réanimateurs pour la Promotion de la Santé), the Burundian anesthesia society, to organize a pulse oximetry training workshop in Bujumbura, at…

Lifebox’s lasting impact in Burkina Faso

Dr Angela Enright (seated center), with the Burkina Faso faculty for the 2013 workshop. 1) A Friend in Need details the impact of Lifebox training in Burkina Faso. How did the participants respond to the workshops in…

Lifebox launches Safe Surgery workshops in Central America

With a combined population of more than 36.5 million people, safe surgery within the four most populous countries in Central America – El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua – is vital for a strong regional healthcare system. Lifebox has already…

A quick sit down with Dr Carolina Haylock-Loor

Why did you become an anesthesiologist? As a physician, I wanted to take perioperative care of patients who were in a very vulnerable state. It’s a holistic medical speciality that includes not only anesthesia, but intensive care, emergency medicine, pain…

Lifebox Launches Search for Surgical Headlight Manufacturer

Founded in 2011 by four leading global health organizations and chaired by Dr. Atul Gawande, the organization utilizes tools, training, and partnerships to help improve the delivery of safe surgery globally. Lifebox’s flagship program developed a…

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