Guatemala

Guatemala

Colleagues across the USA worked with us to raise $35,000 to provide 140 oximeters for Guatemalan public hospital ORs.  We are grateful to the Society of Academic Anesthesia Associations for its efforts on behalf of this campaign, in particular to its past President, Professor Berend Mets, and the current President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Professor Jane C K Fitch.

Training and distribution took place in November 2013 with faculty from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Asociacion Guatemalteca de Anestesiología Reanimación y Tratamiento del Dolor. You can read more about their experiences and stories from the road here.