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Global Impact Partners

The Johnson & Johnson Foundation

After the successful Obstetric Safe Surgery programme in Kenya, we are collaborating with J&J to improve obstetric fistula services in Kenya, and long-bone fracture services in Malawi.

The Laerdal Foundation

Our partnership focuses on obstetric anaesthesia outcomes through SAFE and VAST courses, recently in Tanzania and India. Through our Utstein Metrics project, Global Surgical Indictors are refined.

Corporate Supporters

Diamedica

Diamedica has been a long-term supporter of WFSA’s Liberia Anaesthesia Capacity Development Programme, enabling Liberian Physicians to complete the WACS diploma in Anaesthesia.

Fresenius Kabi

This partnership delivers the WFSA-Fresenius Kabi Anaesthesia Innovation Awards. Prizes are awarded for the development of innovations with the potential to transform anaesthesia and patient safety.

Helmier

With support from Helmier, WFSA early-career anaesthesiologists from Africa can undertake fellowships in India across a variety of subspecialties.

Masimo

Our multi-year partnership with Masimo has strengthened anaesthesia capacity in India through WFSA-led training. Over 1000 clinicians have been trained, as well as 142 medical educators.

Non-Profit & Philanthropic Supporters

Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS)

This partnership has supported SAFE Obstetric training in the Republic of Congo (RoC). Four courses have been delivered with over 135 clinicians trained since project inception in 2019.

Lifebox

WFSA is a co-founder and partner of Lifebox, a global non-profit organisation working to improve the safety of surgery and anaesthesia in low- and middle-income countries.

Mercy Ships

WFSA has supported Mercy Ships to train Anaesthesia Professionals in Liberia through SAFE Obstetrics, as well as the online version of this course, SAFE Online – Obstetrics.

Operation Smile

WFSA will support Operation Smile to deliver SAFE obstetric and paediatric anaesthesia training in Madagascar, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SmileTrain

This partnership has made possible the delivery of SAFE paediatric training, congress scholarships, and fellowships. SAFE Cleft, a joint initiative, will be another outcome of this partnership.

Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)

We work together with THET to improve obstetric anaesthesia as part of the ‘Saving Mothers at Delivery’ initiative. Our efforts centre on medical facilities in Myanmar and Somaliland.

Professional and Specialist Society Partners

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)

APSF supports research examining the impact of WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme. WFSA offers multiple fellowships across sub-specialities such as cardiac, regional, and obstetric anaesthesia.

Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA)

With continued support from the ASA, the WFSA is able to offer fellowships across sub-specialities such as cardiac, regional, and obstetric anaesthesia as part of WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)

With continued support from ANZCA, the WFSA is able to offer fellowships across sub-specialities such as cardiac, regional, and obstetric anaesthesia as part of WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme.

Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation (CASIEF)

The leaderships of the WFSA and CASIEF continue to engage to progress the anaesthesia speciality, particularly in LMICs. CASIEF has also provided clinical expertise on WFSA projects.

College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI)

CAI continues to support WFSA Fellowships, recently renewing support for 2023 and 2024. WFSA Fellowships provide sub-specialty training opportunities for young Anaesthesiologists from LMICs.

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

In partnership with the IASP, the WFSA is able to offer a fellowship in Bangkok focusing on anaesthesia for pain management. This is an important part of WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme.

Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (SRATI)

From 2023 – 2025, SRATI will support six Scholars to attend their Annual Conference, partnering with the WFSA to promote the event and to ensure suitable candidates from LMICs are selected.

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA)

With ongoing support from SPA, the WFSA is able to offer paediatric anaesthesia fellowships as part of WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme.

SPANZA

In partnership with SPANZA, we are able to offer fellowship places in paediatric anaesthesia at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India, for the next three years.

Academic Partners

University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

In partnership with UCSF as the hosting institution, the WFSA is able to offer a research fellowship to anaesthesiologists from LMICs as part of WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme.

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