United States of America
1 Anesthesiologists for every 260 Patients (Number
of Patients: 13.7 Million).
Republic of Ghana
1 Anesthesiologists for every 55,000 Patients
(Number of Patients: 3.5 Million).
Lifebox is a not-for-profit organization saving lives by improving the safety and quality of surgical care in low-resource countries.
October 2, 2015
CHIME (Children's Health International Medical Expeditions) provides free surgical services, medical education, equipment and supplies to help children in some of the world's poorest countries and is partnering with Healing The Children of Kentucky for their May expedition to Ecuador. For more information, contact Stephen Salzer, M.D. or visit the CHIME website.
September 21, 2015
Congratulations to Meghan Prin, M.D., at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus on receiving the 2015 Resident Humanitarian Award. Read more about the award.
April 28, 2015
The ASA GHO recognizes the importance of biomedical engineering capacity in support of advancing the quality and sophistication of anesthesia care possible in low-resource settings. GHO has identified several groups working globally to train biomedical engineers and technicians. These programs will benefit from volunteer biomedical engineering faculty and the donation of test equipment to be used as teaching tools. Learn more.
Disaster Relief Alerts
April 28, 2015
Nepal Earthquake Assistance
Due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, 1.4 million people are in need of food, water, sanitation and shelter and 15-20 percent will need surgery for related injuries, and many more for pain management. To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit Doctors Without Borders, or visit International Medical Corps to make a donation.