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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.

10 Years of the Checklist at the RSM

The Surgical Safety Checklist is at the heart of Lifebox’s work to make surgery and anaesthesia safer in low-resource settings.  When used correctly, this 19-step communications tool has been proven to reduce the risk of complications and death from…

Lifebox Students for Global Health – looking for new representatives

It’s an exciting opportunity for UK-based medical students, or students from other disciplines with a passion for global health, to develop their professional experience and leadership – while raising awareness of this critical, emerging field. Apply to be a Lifebox-SfGH…

It all comes down to teamwork

“If one of us can’t make it to the top, the other has to finish it.”  At the end of August, Dr Ed Fitzgerald and I fundraised for Lifebox through our climb up Mt Kilimanjaro. We had been…

Lifebox Light in JAMA Surgery

In this month’s leading article on surgical innovation from JAMA Surgery, Lifebox Special Advisor and former trustee Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH, along with former Ethiopia Safe Surgery Fellow Jared Forrester, MD and our Global CEO Kris Torgeson, MSc, MPhil, delved…

Admin superstar needed

If you’re keen to learn about global health and have 2-3 days available per week in the coming months, please consider applying for this exciting fixed-term post. PURPOSE OF ROLE To support the various administrative needs of our…

Lifebox Welcomes Three New Global Governance Council Members

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 low-cost and low-resource-adapted pulse…

Lifebox is recruiting for a Finance Manager

This is an exciting role whose purpose is to make sure Lifebox has the appropriate financial infrastructure in place to support our 3-year strategic vision and our mission. You will oversee the management and operation of our global finances and…

Meet Nichole – Lifebox’s new Safe Surgery Fellow

Tell us a bit about yourself – what’s your background, and why did you join the Lifebox team? I’m currently a general surgery resident at the University of California, San Francisco.  After graduating from college and earning my Masters in…

Summiting Kilimanjaro to Support Safer Surgery

How did you become passionate about promoting safe surgery and anesthesia? [EF] Five years ago this month I was fortunate start a Fellowship with the Lifebox Foundation, working to improve patient safety in global surgery and anesthesia…

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