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SAFE Africa - volunteering and funding

SAFE Africa - volunteering and funding

Find out more about volunteering to become a SAFE trainer and run SAFE courses in lower resource countries, and how to apply for funding to deliver a SAFE course.

Become a SAFE trainer

Find out more about volunteering to become a SAFE trainer and run SAFE courses in lower resource countries. 

If you'd like to become a SAFE trainer and run a SAFE course, you must do one of our Train-the-Trainers courses.

The next course will be held in October. Contact our Events team to find out more.  

Funding to deliver the SAFE course

You can apply for funding to deliver the SAFE course overseas. The course is a modular three-day training course in obstetric or paediatric anaesthesia for physician or non-physician anaesthesia providers in low-income countries.

The course has been developed collaboratively by the Association and the WFSA and extensively piloted by a team of trainers under the leadership of the SAFE Steering group.

Applications for funding to deliver the SAFE course are invited from appropriately experienced faculty leaders.

Faculty leaders should have completed a SAFE train the trainer course [link]and taught or attended a SAFE course previously.

SAFE course manuals

View taster versions of the course manuals:

The SAFE trainer’s manual is available under a Creative Commons License. For quality control and to maintain standards the course should be delivered as set out in the manual with faculty of the recommended size and level of experience in relation to student numbers.

We ask users not to change the course materials.

SAFE courses have been delivered in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Columbia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zambia.

We welcome applications for grant funding to run SAFE in other lower resource countries according to the criteria set out below.

SAFE Course reports

SAFE obstetrics and SAFE paediatrics courses have been delivered across the world, including in Uganda, Burundi, Madagascar, Ghana, Bangladesh, India, and the Republic of Congo. Find out more about delivering these courses with our SAFE Course reports.

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