Our Work

Lifebox makes surgery and anesthesia safer through tools, training, and partnerships.

In parts of the world, the risk of death following surgery can be 22 times higher than in a high-income country.¹

Lifebox addresses critical gaps in surgical safety through tools, training, and partnerships. We focus on three core pillars of safer surgery – improving anesthesia safety, reducing surgical infection, and strengthening surgical teamwork. So far, this approach has made surgery safer for 60 million patients around the world.

All of this work is rooted in the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist – a simple communication tool that has been proven to reduce complications and deaths from unsafe surgery by up to 40%.

Our Approach

Our Approach

Working across three pillars of safer surgery, Lifebox makes surgery and anesthesia safer for every patient, every time through tools, training, and partnerships.

Lifebox Pillars of Safer Surgery

 
Lifebox Pillars of Safer Surgery

Surgical Teamwork

Strengthening multidisciplinary teamwork within and beyond the operating room

Lifebox Pillars of Safer Surgery

Safer anesthesia

Making anesthesia safer through improved patient monitoring

Lifebox Pillars of Safer Surgery

Infection Reduction

Clean Cut: our surgical quality improvement program

Our Impact

 
  • 11,000 healthcare providers trained

  • 33,400 pulse oximeters distributed

  • 60 million surgeries made safer

Help Save Lives Through Safer Surgery

Our work relies on the generosity of our donors. Help equip healthcare providers around the world with essential tools and training to make surgery safer. Please make a donation today and fund Lifebox' work.

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Updates from across the world on our safer surgery work

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¹ Uribe-Leitz T, Jaramillo J, Maurer L, et al. Variability in mortality following caesarean delivery, appendectomy, and groin hernia repair in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and analysis of published data. Vol. 4, The Lancet Global Health; 2016. p e165-e174, https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00320-4

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