Eastern Mediterranean

24 countries form part of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO)

These range from Morocco in the west to Pakistan in the east. And while some of these are exceedingly wealthy Gulf States, in others the population – and healthcare system – exists on a bare minimum.

To date, we have provided oximeters to ORs in Afghanistan, Djibouti, Egypt, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen.  The picture below is from Balkh General Hospital in Afghanistan where colleagues are using one of our oximeters to provide safe anaesthesia for the local population.