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


Global Scholars Program GHO

Global Scholars Program

ASA's Global Scholars Program provides support for young leaders to participate in ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 in Boston. Deadline is April 15, 2017. Learn more ›


GHO Anesthesia Alerts

December 12, 2017

The GHO Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship Program 2018-19 Applications due January 31, 2018

The ASA Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach (GHO) is pleased to announce the application cycle for the 2018-19 scholarship program for U.S. anesthesiology residents to spend a month in a resource-poor setting. The site for the rotation will be a CURE Hospital in Ethiopia, Uganda, Malawi or Kenya, or a GHO-affiliated site in Rwanda or Guyana. View our program page for details.


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.


October 9, 2017

Anesthesiologist needed in Liberia for One Year Position

Mount Sinai, in collaboration with the Liberian Ministry of Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, is seeking to recruit and deploy faculty to support resident teaching, aiming to improve quality, quantity, and skill diversity of the national health workforce. Qualifications: Board certified physician or Fellow in respective area of Anesthesiology; 5 years of experience post-residency/ 3 years post Fellowship preferred; 2 years of relevant teaching & clinical mentoring experience; Multiple scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. To learn more please contact Molly Lieber at


 August 8, 2017

Looking for Anesthesiologist for Surgical Mission to Ghana, September 21-30, 2018

The International Surgical Health Initiative (ISHI) is looking for an anesthesiologist to join our mission to Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital (TQMH) in Mampong, Ghana (a rural district hospital 40km Northeast of Accra) September 21-30. We aim to perform 45-50  general surgery and GYN cases (hernia, hysterectomy, lumps/bumps) over 5 operative days. Previous international experience is a bonus but not required.  For more information visit ISHI's website  or contact and for more details.


 June 27, 2017

Volunteer Pediatric Anesthesiologist needed for Haiti General Surgery Mission March 18-25, 2018

Every year Blue Sky Surgical Team provides outpatient general surgical services in 3 ORs at the Double Harvest Clinic in Haiti. The team has 2 general surgeons, a pediatric surgeon, an anesthesiologist and 2 CRNAs. We are recruiting a pediatric anesthesiologist or an anesthesiologist with regular pediatric experience. Double Harvest is a wonderful facility with Haitian staff including a primary care physician and nurses. There are very comfortable living areas as well with AC and hot water. Interested anesthesiologists should contact John Sauter, MD at


June 23, 2017

Volunteers for Overseas Teaching Program, Guyana

The GHO Overseas Teaching Program in Guyana is recruiting volunteers for 2018. Volunteers will provide clinical and classroom teaching support for local residents for 2-4 weeks. Please visit the program page program page for details and to apply.


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.



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

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@anes16 #ANES16 #Globalsurgery congrats Dr. Mark Newton NMG Humanitarian Award

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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.