SAFE Africa

The SAFE Africa fundraising campaign aims to raise £100,000 over two years to reduce anaesthesia deaths among women and children by rolling out SAFE obstetrics and paediatrics courses in Africa.

SAFE (Safer Anaesthesia from Education) is a training initiative by the AAGBI and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA). The model combines UK anaesthetists with local instructors to deliver three-day obstetrics or paediatrics courses that equip practitioners to deliver vigilant and competent anaesthesia.

Over the last six years the SAFE project has already trained 1,518 anaesthetic providers in 23 countries.

In low-resource African countries, the number of trained anaesthetic providers is as low as 0.18 per 100,000 population; compared to the UK where there are 18 trained anaesthetists per 100,000 population.

SAFE training is absolutely vital in these countries, where anaesthetic providers often work under challenging conditions with inadequate equipment and drugs, and little or no access to skills development.

  • £100,000 raised by this campaign will train 200 local anaesthetic providers in Africa.
  • Each one of these providers will go on to treat around 500 patients each year.
  • Therefore, with your support over the next two years, the SAFE Africa campaign can improve the safety of 100,000 patients in Africa every year.

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A word from our President, Dr Paul Clyburn

Dr Paul Clyburn, AAGBI President

Read why AAGBI President Dr Paul Clyburn supports the SAFE Africa campaign here

What is the SAFE project?

SAFE obstetric training in Africa

Find out how the SAFE project is already changing lives here