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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 Patrick McQuillan MD

Patrick M. McQuillan, M.D.

Congratulations to the 2018 Nicholas Greene, M.D. Humanitarian Award winner Patrick M. McQuillan, M.D. Learn more ›


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

April 2019

Volunteer Pediatric Anesthesiologist needed for Haiti General Surgery Mission November 3-9, 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. This will be our 4th year at the Double Harvest Clinic. 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 by May 30 if possible.


April 2019

Surgical missions in need of anesthesiologists: Honduras in September and Nigeria in November

The World Surgical Foundation will conduct a surgical mission in Honduras, September 21 to 29, 2019 and in Nigeria, November 2 to 10, 2019. We are in need of anesthesiologists for both trips. If you are interested in being part of their surgical camp team or have questions regarding these volunteer opportunities, please call 717-232-1404 or email.


February 2019

Volunteers Urgently Needed - Ethiopian Anesthesia Development Project

The Ethiopian Anesthesia Development Project provides educational and clinical support to the anesthesiology resident training program at Addis Ababa University. We are looking for anesthesiologists for clinical, classroom and small group teaching to anesthesia residents at Tikur Anbessa Specialist Hospital (Black Lion Hospital) in Addis Ababa. Flight and accommodation costs will be fully covered for faculty able to commit to 2-4 weeks. Comfortable and safe accommodations in walking distance. For more information, please contact


GHO Programs

Overseas Teaching Program in Georgetown, Guyana

For more information visit the program page, or contact Dr. Julia Weinkauf at

Overseas Teaching Program, Rwanda

The GHO Overseas Teaching Program in Rwanda 2019 program. For more information visit our program page.



Are you an anesthesia resident looking to get involved with Lifebox? Sign your program up for the ASA-Lifebox Resident Challenge and help us make anesthesia safer worldwide!

— Lifebox (@SaferSurgery) April 19, 2019

Dr. Matt Hatch reflects on the state of global anesthesia in this @kevinmd article:

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) January 2, 2019

History Fact Friday! In 2011, the ASA Charitable Foundation was established. Learn about the charities the Foundation supports here:

— ASA® (@ASALifeline) December 14, 2018

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




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.