SAFE Africa

Help save lives in Africa through safer anaesthesia.

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Around the world people are suffering or dying unnecessarily from the lack of safe anaesthesia in surgery, something that is taken for granted in the UK.

The situation is critical in Africa, where millions lack access to safe anaesthesia.

SAFE Africa is the Association of Anaesthetist’s fundraising campaign aiming to:

  • Raise at least £100,000
  • Scale-up the delivery of three-day SAFE Obstetrics and SAFE Paediatrics training courses
  • Sustainably improve anaesthesia education and care in Africa long-term

Find out how you can get involved and support SAFE Africa.

Since the first SAFE course in 2011, over 100 SAFE courses have now been delivered in 33 countries globally. At least 3,479 practitioners have been trained. Each one of these will go on to treat around 1,500 patients each year.

With your support, we can train even more practitioners and improve the safety of thousands more patients in Africa.

For more information about SAFE Africa, please read our FAQs.




Get involved!

There are lots of great ways to support SAFE Africa. Download our fundraising pack to find out more.

SAFE Africa winter appeal 2018

Help improve anaesthesia education and care by supporting SAFE Africa this winter >> Donate now.

£20 - Could pay for all training material for a SAFE course, including a USB for each participant.

£50 - Could pay for a rural anaesthetic provider in Africa to travel to a SAFE course.

£100 - Could pay for an anaesthetic provider in Africa to complete a SAFE course.

What is the SAFE project?

SAFE obstetric training in Africa

Find out how the SAFE project is already changing lives here.