More than 400,000 surgical providers around the world are working in health facilities with lighting constraints.¹ Every year, 24 million patients are at risk from inadequate or unreliable lighting during surgery.
Lifebox is working on a solution: a durable, affordable, high-quality surgical headlight.
In a survey – conducted by Lifebox – of surgeons working in low-resource settings, a majority reported poor surgical lighting as a major risk to patient safety. Nearly one-third reported delayed or cancelled operations due to poor lighting.² Even in facilities with a functioning backup generator, there is a lighting gap when switching to generator power.
Our aim is simple – to save lives. Improving surgical lighting will help avoid cancellations of essential and emergency surgery due to lighting problems, prevent unnecessary deaths from unsafe surgery, and equip surgical teams in low-resource countries with a robust, low-cost headlight to be used during operations.
Alongside developing a robust lighting solution, Lifebox is working with partners to address the lighting gap by equipping surgical providers with headlights.