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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.

Change we can believe in

Did you know that in 2006 the Rwandan government banned plastic bags in the capital city of Kigali? (Spot the rookie at the airport, sheepishly jettisoning contraband.) Today the grass, unpocked with litter, is…

Riddle me this:

What do you call an operation that saves two lives at once? A caesarean section. No need to be witty when you’re one of the greatest surgical priorities for healthcare in low-resource settings.  An emergency c-section is the most common…

Togo

When you hear people talking about the devastating rates of anaesthesia mortality in low-resource settings – as high as 1 in 133 – they’re talking about Fataou’s paper. Published in Tropical Doctor in 2005, it showed just how dangerous surgery…

2012 annual review

It’s hard to believe 2012 is almost over! For Lifebox this has been a year of enormous excitement and fast developments; the year we distributed our 4000th oximeter and supported 2000 colleagues to receive training in safer surgery and anaesthesia.

Serious questions and serious answers – #BMJLifebox week two

The best thing about introductions are the questions you get back in return – after all, the surgical safety crisis is going to improve through dialogue, not monologue! – and when they have a question, the readership of the British Medical Journal…

Hot off the press

If you’ve seen our excitement on Facebook or watched us struggle to contain our characters on Twitter, you’ll know that we’ve got some big news to share. Our colleagues in Papua New…

BMJ Holiday Appeal – 2012!

We are thrilled to announce that Lifebox has been selected as the British Medical Journal’s holiday charity of 2012. Following the enormous success of last year‘s appeal, which raised more than £30,000…

A Long Term Relationship

It started with this photo: October 2011: Dr Jerry Cohen, ASA president elect and University of Florida associate professor, presents Lifebox chairman Atul Gawande with a GIANT CHEQUE. Actually that’s not true.  It started with…

I’ll take you there

This is the road leading up to the Outpatient Department at Bungoma District Hospital, in Western Kenya, not far from the border with Uganda: And this is the queue of patients trying to…

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