Mongolia

Mongolia

Surgical and anaesthetic facilities in Mongolia are limited.  Though a few hospitals have newer equipment most rely on older and even pre-Russian machines and monitoring.  Few anaesthetic drugs are available and anaesthetic textbooks are all much outdated.

Colleagues in Australia have had long-standing relationships with anaesthesia professionals in Mongolia and have been working with them to improve anaesthetic facilities in the country.

Lifebox® has been able to benefit from these existing links in our first distribution of 100 oximeters which took place during July 2013.  This distribution was funded by the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and was facilitated by the Mongolian Society of Anesthesiologists.  Take a moment to read about the experiences of Dr Simon Hendel, who was ‘our man in Mongolia’ on our blog.