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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

November 28, 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!


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


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




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.