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Help save lives this World Anaesthesia Day

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This World Anaesthesia Day help save lives in Africa through safer anaesthesia

On 16 October, 1846, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston proved it was possible for patients to undergo surgery without the pain that an operation had previously entailed. Over 170 years later and many people are still waiting to feel the benefits.  

Around the world people are suffering or dying unnecessarily from the lack of safe anaesthesia in surgery, something that is taken for granted in the UK.

The situation is critical in Africa, where millions lack access to safe anaesthesia.

SAFE Africa

SAFE Africa is the Association's fundraising campaign aiming to: 

  • Raise at least £100,000 
  • Scale-up the delivery of three-day SAFE obstetrics and paediatrics training courses 
  • Sustainably improve anaesthesia education and care in Africa in the long-term

Help save lives by donating today

Watch the video below to find out more about SAFE

Donating by text

‘To make a donation, text 'SAFEAFRICA 5' to 70085 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a std rate msg. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20.

To make a donation, text 'SAFEMONTHLY 5' to 70085 to give £5 a month. This costs £5 per month plus a std rate message. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20 per month.

Improving the safety of thousands of patients

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Since its launch the SAFE project has trained over 3,000  anaesthetic providers in 30 countries. Each of these practitioners will go on to treat around 1,500 patients a year.

With your support, we can train even more practitioners and improve the safety of thousands of patients in Africa.

Donate to our SAFE Africa campaign

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