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GHO creates programs to enhance anesthesia education, training and care worldwide.

Worldwide, Safe Anesthesia Practice

The Global Humanitarian Outreach mission, simply put, is to enhance, support, educate, represent and collaborate for safe anesthesia practice worldwide.

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GHO Highlights

Humanitarian Award Winner Kelly McQueen MD

Kelly McQueen, M.D., M.P.H.

Congratulations to the 2017 Nicholas Greene, M.D. Humanitarian Award winner Kelly McQueen, M.D., M.P.H. Watch now ›


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Global Scholars Program

ASA's Global Scholars Program provides support for young leaders to participate in ASA's ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting. Learn more ›


GHO Anesthesia Alerts

June 15, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Overseas Teaching Program in Georgetown, Guyana

The ASA - GHO provides clinical and didactic educational support to a young Anesthesiology residency in Georgetown, Guyana. Volunteers are currently needed for 2-4 weeks for clinical and classroom teaching, for end of 2018 and 2019. Visit the program page for more information, or contact Dr. Julia Weinkauf at


June 15, 2018

10th Annual Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, October 26-28, 2018

Register now: limited availability! This three-day course is designed to assist anesthesia providers travelling to developing countries or austere environments for service or capacity development in anesthesia and critical care. For more information and to register visit: Contact us at


April 12, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is URGENTLY hiring Pediatric Anesthesiologists for 6 week (minimum) missions to a pediatric surgery project in Monrovia, Liberia

Qualified applicants must have completed a pediatric fellowship, have at least 2+ years of relevant professional experience, and meet the general requirements. Travel expenses, accommodation, per diem, and stipend + other benefits offered. To apply, please fill out the skills checklist and email CV, skills checklist, and a copy of a valid medical license to


March 20, 2018

Anesthesiologists needed June 23-30, 2018 for surgical mission to Guatemala with Health Talents International

Health Talents is in need of 1-3 anesthesia providers, minimum one MD, for an ENT/Oculoplastic surgical mission to Guatemala. Health Talents runs a full time ministry in Guatemala with primary care providers who identify patients in need of surgery and provide post-op follow up after the visiting surgical team departs.Trip cost is $650 plus flight and is all tax deductible. For more information contact Mission Trip Coordinator Julie Obregon at or visit


January 11, 2018

Anesthesiologists needed for 2018 international mission with The Touching Hands Project

Volunteer teams to perform 400+ free life-changing hand surgeries on 10 international missions annually. Missions are fully funded and volunteers only need to contribute their personal time off to participate. See the application for anesthesiologists or learn more at


October 19, 2017

IsraAID urgently seeking anesthesiologist for two week mission to Dominica

IsraAID is looking for an anesthesiologist for a two week mission to Dominica, in October. The island has been heavily affected by Hurricane Maria. IsraAID already has a medical team there. Travel expenses and accommodation are covered. View our pdf for details. Contact Sarith at to learn more.


June 23, 2017

Overseas Teaching Program, Rwanda

The GHO Overseas Teaching Program in Rwanda is recruiting for the 2018 program. For more information visit our program page.



Good to see this article in the @ASALifeline Monitor many thanks to Dr Berend Mets and colleagues #Workforce #patientsafety

— WFSA (@wfsaorg) March 13, 2018

Five billion people worldwide lack access to safe #anesthesia care and basic surgery. @KMcQMD describes how physician anesthesiologists are committed to solving the global anesthesia crisis in this @kevinmd article:

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) January 4, 2018

Become an ASA Fellow to demonstrate your dedication and leadership in anesthesiology! #FASA

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) December 13, 2017

#ICYMI: Drs. de Lanzac and Jacobs describe the importance of patient-centered physician-led care in this When Seconds Count podcast. Listen now:

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) December 6, 2017

Connect at #ANES18 in the City by the Bay - San Francisco, California! Sign up to get notified when registration opens.

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) November 30, 2017

RT @EMARIANOMD: Solving the Global #Anesthesia Crisis | TED Talk by Dr Kelly McQueen @ASALifeline #globalhealth

— Marjorie Stiegler,MD (@DrMStiegler) October 6, 2017

Explore delivering safe surgery on a global scale at the #ANES17 screening of The Checklist Effect. Learn more.

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) October 5, 2017

.@SaferSurgery delivers safer surgery & #anesthesia in more than 100 countries. Watch "The Checklist Effect" now:

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) May 3, 2017

Watch how Lifebox oximeters are keeping patients safe in recovery settings across Guatemala: @SaferSurgery

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) April 27, 2017




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 throughout Latin American.