World Humanitarian Day – #safersurgerymeans



Every year, the United Nations World Humanitarian Day (WHD) takes place on 19 August – a day which recognises and celebrates humanitarian action round the world.

This year’s theme, ‘One Humanity’ highlights how we are now more connected than ever before, and this goes for global surgery too. We’ve worked with colleagues around the world to make surgical and anaesthetic safety a global reality because we know that safer surgery impacts us all.

Join us on Instagram throughout this week for our #safersurgerymeans series to read stories from colleagues working to make surgery safer around the world.

Last year we celebrated our #HumanitarianHeroes and this year we’re showcasing our safer surgery advocates.

Find the Lifebox Instagram account at @safersurgery and follow the hash tag #safersurgerymeans to learn more.