GHO Awards and Programs

Awards

The ASA Nicholas Greene, M.D. Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution is recognized annually at the ASA annual meeting. The award, acknowledging the lifelong commitment and vision of Dr. Greene, was inaugurated in 2010. ASA members who have significantly contributed to humanitarian service, literature, education and/or technology are nominated by their peers and colleagues, and selected by the GHO Committee. Read more about the award.

Programs

Lifebox Program - Volunteer and Donate
The GHO Committee in collaboration with the ASA Charitible Foundation supports Lifebox by raising awareness about the need for pulse oximeters, and by providing education, training and follow up thoughout Latin American. Read more about Lifebox.

Overseas Teaching Program - Rwanda
The only remaining teaching program in keeping with the original mission of the Overseas Teaching Program is the collaboration between the ASA and the Canadian Society of Anesthesiologists in Rwanda.  The ASA supports this collaboration by providing member volunteers and financially supporting travel to this teaching site for approximately six ASA members a year. We expect the ASA support of the Rwanda program to end in 2015 as the GHO continues to expand its scope of outreach.

For more information about the Rwandan effort, please download the Guide for Volunteers.

For travel reimbursement requests and information, please contact Lupe Simpson.

About ASA: The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. Since its founding in 1905, the Society's achievements have made it an important voice in American Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.