There are five main hospitals in The Gambia and five additional sites providing surgery. In February 2013 we worked with the head of anaesthesia at Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Dr Keith Thomson and his ACTS team to equip all the ORs – 40 oximeters in total.
In February 2014 we went back, with thanks again to ACTS, to make sure the monitors were working well. We were able to test knowledge retention from the training, and answer questions about the oximeter and the work that Lifebox® does.
Turns out Dr Baylis, from the ACTS team, is handy with a camcorder – click below for a powerful look at surgical care in Gambia, and life beyond the beautiful beaches.