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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 ›


Global Scholars Program GHO

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

July 30, 2018

Volunteer Pediatric Anesthesiologist needed for Haiti General Surgery Mission March 10-17, 2019

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. Elements of this team have served every year in Haiti since 2007. 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, M.D. at


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 a pediatric specialty, 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


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


Coming in 2019

Overseas Teaching Program, Rwanda

The GHO Overseas Teaching Program in Rwanda 2019 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




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.