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.
Baxter’s support to the WFSA was recognised during our ‘10 years of WFSA-Baxter Scholarships’ celebrations. More recently, Baxter has sponsored specialist editions of Update In Anaesthesia (UIA).
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.
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.
Getinge is a regular exhibitor at WFSA congresses. In a recent pilot, Getinge also advertised one of their events in a sponsored edition of WFSA’s monthly newsletter.
Gradian Health Systems
Gradian has supported scholarships for young Anaesthesiologists from LMICs to attend congresses including the All Africa Anaesthesia Congress, and WFSA’s World Congress of Anaesthesiologists.
Intersurgical has supported Essential Airway Kits for Kenya and Essential Anaesthesia Kits for Ethiopia, as well as being present at both WFSA SAFE-T Summits convened in London.
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.
Mindray has been a regular exhibitor at WFSA congresses, including the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA).
Anaesthesiologists in India were trained in SAFE paediatric anaesthesia as a result of this partnership. Primex is also a regular exhibitor at congresses including WFSA’s World Congress.
With support from Seqirus, 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.
Trust and Foundation Partners
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.
As part of the Safe Surgery 2020 initiative, the GE Foundation supported WFSA to provide obstetric anaesthesia training in Tanzania and Cambodia improving health outcomes for mothers and newborns.
International Medical Education Trust – Palestine (IMET2000 PAL)
Through this partnership, Continuing Medical Education (CME) has been provided to Anaesthesia Professionals in the West Bank, improving the standards of anaesthesia care and patient safety.
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.
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
WFSA shares reciprocal arrangements with the ASA related to participation in our respective congresses. WFSA and ASA leaderships meet regularly to coordinate activity to progress anaesthesia.
Association of Anaesthetists (AA)
As a partner on the SAFE Steering Committee, the WFSA works very closely with AA to ensure the strategic direction and ongoing development of the Safer Anaesthesia From Education (SAFE) project.
Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (APAGBI)
APAGBI has supported WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme, which provides sub-specialty training to Anaesthesiologists from LMICs. We continue to engage with APAGBI including at congress events.
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.
European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC)
WFSA shares reciprocal arrangements with the ESAIC related to participation in our respective congresses. WFSA and ESAIC leaderships meet regularly to coordinate activity to progress anaesthesia.
International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
The IARS has been a long-term supporter of WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme, making available research fellowship places for Anaesthesiologists from Low and Middle Income Countries (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.
Société Française d’Anesthésie et de Réanimation (SFAR)
With support from SFAR, 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.
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.
World Anaesthesia Society (WAS)
With support from WAS, the WFSA was able to support virtual scholars to the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in 2021 originally to convene in Prague.
International Non-Governmental Organisation Partners
As part of the Safe Surgery 2020 initiative, Assist International supported WFSA to provide obstetric anaesthesia training in Tanzania and Cambodia improving health outcomes for mothers & newborns.
We are working together to ensure safe anaesthesia for patients admitted to ICRC facilities. This includes anaesthesia forums for questions and protocol updates which saw the creation of an ICRC Anaesthesia Handbook.
With ongoing support from Impact Africa, the WFSA is able to offer a paediatric anaesthesia fellowship in Nairobi as part of WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme.
After the successful Obstetric Safe Surgery programme in Kenya, we are partnering with Jhpiego to improve obstetric fistula services in Kenya, as part of an initiative supported by Johnson & Johnson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.