International

Vision and purpose

To promote safe anaesthesia, critical care and associated subspecialties in low resourced environments and other overseas locations as appropriate.

 A patient undergoing surgery in the UK today will be cared for by a trained anaesthetist using up to date equipment and monitoring, and will receive effective postoperative pain relief. Anaesthesia in the UK is safer than ever, and death due solely to anaesthesia is vanishingly rare (1:200 000 procedures). In contrast, in many countries in the developing world, the death rate due to anaesthesia is increasing and is reported as high as 1 in 150 operations in some areas. Pain relief after surgery is often non-existent. Find out more »

Do health partnerships run better global health projects? An AAGBI-AAU case study

 

The Checklist Effect Screening - in support of Lifebox

A screening of 'The Checklist Effect' will be held at the Royal College of Anaesthetists on Wednesday 25 April 2017.  Find out more »

e-SAFE

An e-Learning DVD developed for anaesthetists working in resource-limited areas. Find out more »

e-SAFE

There are an estimated 70,000 operating theatres worldwide currently working without pulse oximeters. 
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International Travel Grant Funding

The International Relations Committee (IRC) considers applications from members who are seeking funding for projects usually, but not exclusively, in the developing world.

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SAFE Reports

Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) project is a training initiative of the AAGBI with World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA).SAFE three day courses in obstetrics or paediatrics have now been delivered in nine countries with excellent results. For more information click here>

Reports from previous SAFE courses can be viewed here >