GHO in Rwanda

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

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Medge D. Owen, M.D.

Congratulations to Medge D. Owen, M.D. winner of the 2015 Nicholas Greene, M.D. Humanitarian Award. Learn more ›

 

 
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GHO Anesthesia Alerts

June 27, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity: New Educational Partnership in Georgetown, Guyana

The ASA - GHO has partnered with the Canadian Anesthesiology society to provide educational support through a new Overseas Teaching Program in Georgetown, Guyana. Volunteers are needed for 2-4 weeks for clinical and classroom teaching starting summer, 2016. Visit the program page for more information.

 

June 24, 2016

Overseas Teaching Program, Rwanda

The GHO Overseas Teaching Program is currently recruiting two faculty volunteers to teach in Rwanda for one month each in 2017. More information can be found on the program page.

 

June 24, 2016

Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course, Boston

Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Dates: Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9, 2016. 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: www.AnesthesiaGlobalOutreach.com.

 

May 14, 2016

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) is seeking anesthesiologists for surgical missions in the Middle East

PCRF is a 20-year-old American nonprofit humanitarian medical relief organization which arranges volunteer missions to treat sick or injured children, regardless of religion or politics (pcrf.net). We are looking for volunteers in anesthesia to join our missions in the Middle East. We cover all expenses, logistics, and accommodations. For more information on joining a surgical team, please contact Steve Sosebee at pcrf1@pcrf.net.

 

May 14, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity: LEAP Global Missions, Lebanon, July 29 - August 7

LEAP Global Missions is leading a disaster relief plastic surgery mission to Lebanon and are currently in need of an anesthesiologist experienced in providing for adults and pediatrics. Mission dates: July 29 - August 7, 2016. If the timing of this mission doesn't work out, we would be interested to recruit you for another trip later in the year. Contact Ryan Snyder Thompson at ryan@leapmissions.org if you are interested and/or available. For more information visit leapmissions.org.

 

May 12, 2016

Fellowship Opportunity at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) Moshi, Tanzania

Lifebox is excited to offer a Fellowship in Tanzania for an anaesthetic trainee or consultant anaesthetist to work with teaching staff at KCMC (Kilmanjaro Christian Medical Center) to support the integration of pulse oximetry and the Surgical Safety Checklist into the curriculum of the anaesthesia diploma course, and to evaluate this improvement in safe anaesthesia. This a six-month Fellowship based at KCMC starting August 2016. Flexibility on the start date is candidate dependent. Visit Lifebox.org for more information.

 

April 26, 2016

Anesthesiologists Needed for a Touching Hands Project (THP) Surgical Mission in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago. Dates: September 11-17, 2016. Join the THP team of nurses, hand therapists and hand surgeons as they return to Trinidad and Tobago to provide hand surgery to those in need. THP has an excellent track record of helping individuals in underserved communities. The Touching Hands Project is part of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and provides reimbursement for its mission trips. Visit the THP website and submit your volunteer application!

 

April 26, 2016

Anesthesiologists Needed for a Touching Hands Project (THP) Surgical Mission in Haiti

Port Au Prince, Haiti. Dates: October 23-29, 2016. Join the THP team of nurses, hand therapists and hand surgeons as they return to Haiti to provide hand surgery to those in need. THP has an excellent track record of helping individuals in underserved communities. The Touching Hands Project is part of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and provides reimbursement for its mission trips. Visit the THP website and submit your volunteer application!

 

February 8, 2016

CHIME Seeks Anesthesiologist for Volunteer Opportunity in Nicaragua - September 10-17, 2016

CHIME (Children's Health International Medical Expeditions) provides free surgical services, medical education, equipment and supplies to help children in some of the world's poorest countries and is partnering with Healing the Children for their September expedition to Rivas, Nicaragua. If you are an interested anesthesiologist, please contact Jeff Degner, president of the Illinois/Indiana chapter of Healing the Children, at  hope@htc-il.org or phone 847-381-8821 for details.

 

 

Nominate a Resident for the ASA Resident Humanitarian Service Award! https://t.co/2BWcPFsImY

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) June 6, 2016

Observing @theG4Alliance board meeting - walls ringing w/ friends using their global voices! #WHA69 #ICommit2Surgery pic.twitter.com/qgvvx4iFOY

— Lifebox (@SaferSurgery) May 22, 2016

SC Anesthesiologist- Fellowship Trained in Pain | Coastal HealthCare Resources: US - SC, Job Type: Full-time... https://t.co/EmgK0UTH8w

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) May 22, 2016

Anesthesiologists are physician specialists who care for the most vulnerable of patients #ASAWLC https://t.co/vlGNnWYiGD via @kevinmd

— Ed Mariano, MD (@EMARIANOMD) May 18, 2016

"We couldn't have done this without the president of the @ASALifeline" - @Atul_Gawande thanks our speaker! #MAKEIT0 pic.twitter.com/grcG6kU7mm

— Lifebox (@SaferSurgery) May 12, 2016

ASA Nicholas Greene, M.D. Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution nominations accepted now through April 30: https://t.co/tsNACaFr8s

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) April 19, 2016

Going back in time in celebration of #LifeboxTurns5. Our chair @Atul_Gawande @ASALifeline's Annual Meeting in 2011. pic.twitter.com/ZEholUFHSo

— Lifebox (@SaferSurgery) April 4, 2016

The ASA Global Scholars scheme offering funded scholarships to @ASALifeline meeting, Chicago https://t.co/4KxbXS93QI pic.twitter.com/ZvEC46lkwG

— WFSA (@wfsaorg) March 2, 2016

.@Dal_Anesthesia Matt Ho and @ASALifeline GHO Ana Crawford teaching in the University of Rwanda #Simulation Center pic.twitter.com/keeNEaT09n

— CAS IEF (@CAS_IEF) February 23, 2016

#TBT to the first Charitable Networking Event at #ANES2015 honoring the ASA Global Scholars. https://t.co/tolZUcxKLf

GHO is proud to announce apps for the Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship Program are being accepted now! https://t.co/Del8qgi0Fo

.@ASAGlobal volunteer Dr. Megan Olejniczak heads to Rwanda for one month to teach local physicians #anesthesia care http://t.co/mRDh8zWEm4

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) October 9, 2015

 

 

 

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.