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.
In 2013, the pulse oximter gap was filled in Guatemala and Nicaragua, and education, training and follow up was provided by a team of ASA volunteers.
In 2014, the GHO will send volunteers to Bolvia and Guyana to provide education, training and follow up.
If you would like to become involved or volunteer in Nov 2014, please fill out an application today.
Lifebox Program Resources:
The Challenge: To save the lives of thousands of people undergoing surgery in under-resourced countries through the use of a simple medical device called a pulse oximeter.
The Cost: Just $250 (US) per package including delivery which includes an education CD with training materials for self learning and classroom programs.
The Benefit: By supporting you will help save a precious life – a mother, a sister, a brother, a new born baby. You will join a world movement to improve surgical safety.