GHO Awards and Programs
The ASA Nicholas Greene, M.D. Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution will be awarded annually to the ASA member who meets one or more of the criteria, is nominated by a peer or colleague and selected by the Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach. Read more about the award.
Lifebox Volunteer Program
The GHO Committee is kicking off Lifebox training in Central America with a first trip planned for Nicaragua in November 2013. Thanks to the generosity of the California Society of Anesthesiologists, all pulse oximeters needed to fill the gap in Nicaragua have been purchased and will be delivered, along with training, to anesthesia providers throughout the country.
Ten volunteers are needed for this 5-day training. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application. Also join us for the Train the Trainers Workshop at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting this October.
Overseas Teaching Program - Rwanda
The only remaining teaching program in keeping with the original mission of the Overseas Teaching Program is the collaboration between the ASA and the Canadian Society of Anesthesiologists in Rwanda. The ASA supports this collaboration by providing member volunteers and financially supporting travel to this teaching site for approximately six ASA members a year. We expect the ASA support of the Rwanda program to end in 2015 as the GHO continues to expand its scope of outreach.
For travel reimbursement requests and information, please contact Lupe Simpson.
For more information about the Rwandan effort, please download the Guide for Volunteers.