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SAFE Courses and Reports

SAFE obstetrics and SAFE paediatrics courses have been delivered across the world, in more than 30 countries. Courses have been delivered by individuals, as part of larger in-country projects and by program partners. Find out more below.

Bangladesh

A number of SAFE Obstetric and Paediatric Anaesthesia courses have taken place in Bangladesh including:

Burundi

Both SAFE Obstetrics and SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia courses have been run in Burundi, including

  • The first SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia Course to take place in Bujumbura, Burundi in 2017. Dr Elizabeth H Shewry reports.
  • A further course took place in Gitega in 2018.
  • The first SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course in Bujumbura in 2019. 

Benin

Both SAFE Obstetrics and SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia courses have been run in Cotonou, Benin, including:

Burkina Faso

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Ouagadougou in 2016.

Cambodia

The first SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Phnom Penh in 2019. A second course is planned.

Cameroon

Read Dr Colm Lanigan's report on the SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia Course in Yaound Cameroon in 2017. There has been a further course in Douala in 2018.

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in 2018.

Chad

The first SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in N’Djamena in 2019. 

Colombia

Drs Elizabeth Hood, William Gauntlett and Kate Grady undertook an Obstetric Anaesthesia Course in Medellin, Colombia in 2014.

Ethiopia

A number of courses have been run in Ethiopia.

  • Read the report from the first SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia Courseheld in Hawassa, Ethiopia in 2014. In 2017 and 2018 two courses were run in Bahir Dar, two in Mekele and one in Oromia. The Ethiopian Society of Aaesthesiologists and the Federal Ministry of Health have been successful in independently running courses in Oromia in 2019.
  • The first SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course was held in Jimma in 2016, with a further course in Addis Ababa in 2017.
  • The first SAFE Operating Room course was run in Addis Ababa in 2018.

Fiji

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Fiji in 2019.

Ghana

Dr Malvena Stuart Taylor writes about the delivery of two SAFE Obstetric Anaesthetic Course in Ghanain 2012.

Guatemala

The first SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course was held in Guatemala City in 2017.

Guinea

Several SAFE Obstetric and SAFE paediatric Anaesthesia courses were run throughout 2018 and 2019.

Honduras

An Obstetric Anaesthesia Course took place in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in 2016. Report by Drs William Gauntlett and Rachel Smith.

India

Numerous SAFE courses have been held in India.

  • The first SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia Course to be run in India took place in Hyderabad in 2017. Further courses have been held in Hyderabad and Warangai in 2018 and in Hyderabad in 2019, with further courses planned.
  • SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia courses have been held in Bihar in 2017, Rangareddy in 2018, and Medchal in 2019. Further course are planned.
  • SAFE Operating Room courses have been run in Patna and Mumbai in 2019.
  • The Indian Association of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists (IAPA) and the Association of Obstetric Anaesthesiologists (AOA) of India have been successful in running courses SAFE Obstetric and Paediatric courses independently.

Indonesia

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Jakarta in 2018.

Ivory Coast

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Abidjan in 2015.

Kenya

Several SAFE courses have been held in Kenya in 2016 and 2017. These include SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia courses in Nairobi, Eldoret, Isiolo and Mombasa, and SAFE Paefiatric Anaesthesia courses in Nairobi and Kakamega.

Liberia

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Liberia in 2012.

Madagascar

Drs Lindsey Arrick, Kate Holmes and James Leedham report on the Obstetric Anaesthesia Course in Antananarivo, Madagascar, 2015. SAFE Obstetric and Paediatric Anaesthesia courses have been held in Madagascar throughout 2016.

Malawi

SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia courses have been run in Blantyre in 2016 and Lilongwe in 2016, 2017 and 2018. A SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course was run in Blantyre in 2016.

Marshall Islands

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in in 2019.

Mongolia

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Ulan Bataar in 2018.

Mozambique

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Maputo in 2016.

Myanmar

The first Obstetric Anaesthesia course is planned in Yangon in 2019.

Namibia

The first SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Windhoek in 2018, followed by the first SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course in 2019. 

Nepal

SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia courses have run in Kathmandu in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Niger

Read the report on the SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia Course held in Niger in 2017.

Nigeria

The first SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Port Harcourt in 2018, followed by the first SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course in 2019. Further courses are being run by the Nigerian Society of Anaesthesiologists.

Papua New Guinea

Read about the SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia Course held in Papua New Guinea in 2017. Several SAFE Paediatric and Obstetric anaesthesia courses have been run in PNG since 2015.

Republic of Congo

In 2014 an Obstetric Anaesthesia Course took place in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Dr Savini Wijesingha and Dr James Leedham report. Further courses are planned.

Rwanda

The first SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Rwanda in 2013. Further courses have been held throughout 2019. A SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course was held in Kigale in 2018.

Samoa

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Apia in 2017.

Senegal

SAFE Obstetric and Paediatric Anaesthesia courses are being held in 2019 / 2020.

Sierra Leone

Drs Tom Daubeny and Aoife Fitzgerald report on the SAFE Obstetric Course held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 2016. A SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course was held in 2018.

South Africa

SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia courses have been held in Johannesburg, Mbombela, Polokwane, Richard’s Bay and Newcastle in 2018 and 2019.

Sudan

The first SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course was held in Khartoum in 2018.

Swaziland

A SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia course was held in Ezulwini, Swaziland in 2016.

Tanzania

Several SAFE courses have been held in Tanzania.

Dr Emma Joynes reports from the first SAFE Obstetrics course held in Moshi, Tanzania in 2017. Since then, there have been SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia courses in Mwanza in 2017, in Dar Es Salaam, Bukoba and Kagera, in 2018, and in Bukoba and Mbeya in 2019.

The first SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course was held in Dar Es salaam in 2019.

Uganda

A number of SAFE courses have been held in Uganda over the years, including:

Zambia

Read more on the Obstetric Anaesthesia Course that ran in Lusaka, Zambia in 2013. Further Obstetric Anaesthesia courses have been held in Livingstone in 2014, Lusaka in 2015, and in Ndola in 2015 and 2016.

A SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course was held in Lusaka in 2016.

Zimbabwe

Dr Lara Herbert reports on the SAFE Obstetrics Anaesthesia Course that was held in Harare, Zimbabwe in 2017. Further courses have been held in Mutara in 2017 and Bulawayo in 2018.

A SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course was held in Harare in 2019.