Our Vision, Mission and Goals


Worldwide, Safe Anesthesia Practice


  • To enhance the anesthesia education world wide, in geographically appropriate, safe, anesthetic delivery
  • To support clinical anesthesia needs globally through direct patient care
  • To support and educate in safe anesthetic equipment use, maintenance and development 
  • To educate ASA members on safe, ethical and effective ways to advance anesthesia care world wide 
  • To represent the ASA in the international forums on anesthesia and surgical care 
  • To collaborate on international initiatives in setting standards for safe anesthesia practice 


  • To maintain a volunteer website as a resource for ASA anesthesiologists seeking to volunteer or international practice opportunities 
  • To promote international training opportunities for American anesthesiology residents
  • To continue to promote safe surgery and anesthesia initiatives in partnership with Lifebox, through education and narrowing the “oximeter gap” in central and south America. This will be accomplished through the development of onsite training and monitoring programs 
  • On behalf of the ASA to Collaborate with National and International (e.g., WFSA) organizations to enhance safe anesthesia practice 
  • To support ASA membership in responding to international humanitarian relief efforts

Vision of GHO: Worldwide, Safe Anesthesia Practice