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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

February 2019

Urgent need for Volunteers — Hands and Hearts mission to Guatemala starting March 30, 2019

Hands and Hearts has a mission scheduled to Guatemala from March 30 – April 7th of 2019 and are in desperate need of an M.D. anesthesiologist, expenses covered as the need is great. Must be M.D. and board certified in Anesthesia. Contact Susan Long for more information:


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


November 2018

February 2019 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. We are currently seeking a volunteer for February 2019 for 2-4 weeks of clinical and classroom teaching. Visit the program page for more information, or contact Dr. Julia Weinkauf at if you can help!


Coming in 2019

Overseas Teaching Program, Rwanda

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



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.