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.
March 10, 2015
Ketamine is an essential medicine used for anaesthesia. It is the only available anaesthetic for essential surgery in most rural areas of developing countries, home to more than 2 billion of the world’s people. Scheduling ketamine will leave these populations with no alternative anaesthesia for essential surgery, and will further deepen the already acute crisis of global surgery.
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 58th Session, has been asked to review a proposal to place ketamine in Schedule I of the 1971 Convention (E/CN.7/2015/7 and E/CN.7/2015/81).
Fact Sheet on the Proposal to Discuss International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th CND.
January 5, 2015
The Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship is a competitive Scholarship open to Anesthesia Residents currently in the CA1 or CA2 residents. The one month Scholarships will start as of July 2015-June 2016. Learn more.
December 8, 2014
One anesthesiologist and two OR nurses with pediatric experience are urgently needed for a medical mission trip to El Salvador organized by Healing the Children Southwest.