“So what are the questions that could save your life?”

– Cathy Edwards, BBC Health Check

IMG_8675Joselyn, a nurse anaesthetist at Kibagabaga District Hospital in Kigali says it best:

“The Checklist is a document, but also a tool for operating rooms that can help us to be safe. Safe for our work and safe for the patient.”

You can see Joselyn and the team in action, in our Checklist video – which shows how communication, planning and commitment brings this mythical piece of paper to life.

Our ongoing work in Rwanda is thanks to phenomenal partners like these, in country and abroad, who know what it takes to make surgery safer.

From the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist pilot study at Kibagabaga, covered by the BBC, to oximeter distribution and training across all operating rooms in the country thanks to generous Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society members, to saving mothers’ lives with training at a SAFE Obstetric anaesthesia course – we’re proud of our work, and to know that this is just the beginning.

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