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A Major Change in Children’s Surgery

Dr. Getaw Alamnie is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Smile Train partner facility Yekatit 12 Medical College Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and fellow on the new Clean Cut for Cleft program launched by Smile Train and Lifebox. Dr.

EVENT – Providing Patient Care in Ukraine Today

In partnership with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Ukrainian Society of Anesthesiologists (AAU), Lifebox hosted an event to hear the experiences of anesthesiologists providing patient care in Ukraine today – raising awareness and building solidarity with our…

New publication: UV-C Decontamination

Multidisciplinary team invents low-cost decontamination cabinet that quintuples N95 mask supplies, ideal for low-resource settings.

Lifebox Welcomes New Interim Chair

Lifebox announces the appointment of Pauline Philip as Interim Chair of its Global Governance Council. Pauline is one of the founders of Lifebox and as Director of Patient Safety at the World Health Organization (WHO) was instrumental in developing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

Nursing Leadership in Pediatric Surgical Care

Comrade Bunmi, pediatric nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience, discussed the challenges and barriers that nurses often face in leadership and her work advocating the role of nursing to shift the tide and build stronger, more inclusive healthcare systems.

Global Ambassador Announcement

Professor Miliard Derbew announced as Global Ambassador of the Smile Train-Lifebox Safe Surgery and Anesthesia Initiative.

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