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WFSA advocates in key decision-making fora to advance the availability, safety and quality of anaesthesia services worldwide.

We encourage national, regional and global decision making that promotes the availability and access to safe, high quality anaesthesia. We promote anaesthesiology and surgery as an essential element of global health and to address the crises of unsafe surgery and access to anaesthesia care.

As the only global federation of anaesthesiologists the WFSA is well placed to influence decision-makers having official liaison with the World Health Organisation and consultative status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

WFSA has been actively promoting patient safety since our founding in 1955.

Advocacy in action

Together with our member societies and regional sections, WFSA advocates at the local, national, regional & global levels to advance anaesthesia care.

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WFSA’s guiding pillars

WFSA’s global advocacy is guided and informed by three core pillars – Unity, Safety and Access.

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National Surgery, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Plans (NSOAPs)

WFSA works with member societies and key stakeholders to develop National Anaesthesia Plans.

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WFSA campaigns at the local, national, regional and global levels to advance anaesthesia care.

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