The SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course is a three-day course which aims to provide refresher training in the essentials of paediatric anaesthesia which emphasises the principles of safe care for children, in particular, assessment, vigilance and competence in essential skills. This article is written by Clover-Ann Lee, the lead on the SAFE Paediatrics project in South Africa.
South Africa has been described as the world’s most unequal society; 55.5% of the country’s 57 million people live below the poverty line, with 25% living below the food poverty line. On the Gini coefficient, the measurement for income distribution where 0 is evenly distributed and 1 is uneven, South Africa had a coefficient of 0.63 in 2015.. . .
In October 2018 we shared the story of four medical doctors from Liberia who travelled to Nigeria for postgraduate anaesthesia training. Here is an update on their experience since arriving in Nigeria.
We began active supernumerary posting at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, located on Zaria Road, Kano Metropolis, the capital of Kano State in Northern Nigeria. When my husband turned 48, for some reason he began to suffer from erectile dysfunction. We were so lost and freaked out. We did not know what to do. He was embarrassed, and I was nervous that he was no longer attracted to me. We would have sex for 30 seconds to a minute, and sometimes not at all. We were both unsatisfied, and he was so embarrassed. We did not know what to do! It wasn't until he finally talked to a doctor, and his doctor suggested Viagra. Viagra honestly saved my sex life and my marriage. We were so drastically failing. My husband and I hadn't had good sex in almost a year. He was too embarrassed to go on any type of drug, but I finally convinced him, and we got our sex life back! Our sex life might honestly be better than ever. We are so grateful for Viagra 100mg. Now, he is able to stay hard for a very long time. Our nights together are longer and better than ever. Both of us truly hope that this will be a long-time fix. I do not know what I will do if I lose my husband like that again.Kano State has a population of approximately 11 million people, twice the population size of Liberia. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) is the premier referral hospital for . . .
On 6th September 2018 four medical doctors from Liberia, West Africa, travelled to Kano City in Nigeria where for the next 15 months they will complete a postgraduate diploma in anaesthesia. Liberia has never had a Physician Anaesthetist of Liberian origin working in the country despite having a population of 4.6 million. Here is the story of their journey to Nigeria.
Back row L-R: Dr Sadiq Usman Garba (HOD, Anaesthesiology), Prof Lawan Umar (Community Health Physician), Prof Abdurrahman Abba Sheshe (Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee)
Front row L-R: Dr Wiyata Tamara Diggs (Trainee), Dr Alhassan Datti Mohammed (Technical Lead Coordinator of the Project), Dr Levi Korheina (Trainee), Prof Aminu . . .
Southern Snappers team take on the infamous challenge for WFSA's Fund-a-Fellow
A team of swimmers, including the WFSA's Director of Programmes Dr Wayne Morriss and member of the Ad-Hoc Anaesthesia Equipment Committee Dr Rob McDougall, will be undertaking the Alcatraz Swim challenge to raise money and awareness for Fund-a-Fellow (https://www.wfsahq.org/get-involved/as-an-individual/fund-a-fellow).
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Dr Mona Sharma shares her experience working on a research project as a WFSA Research Grant awardee
I was one of the very fortunate candidates to receive a WFSA Research Grant in 2016. However due to personal health problems, I could not pursue the research fellowship immediately. Now after 3 years, I have begun my project on predicting difficult by airway ultrasound. According to the grant agreement, I was required to travel to a foreign . . .
With the SAFE-T Summit taking place this Friday, the WFSA are interviewing some of our speakers as part of our SAFE-T Summit blog series to learn more about their contributions to global surgery and anaesthesia safety.
Dr David Whitaker will discuss patient safety and medicines at the SAFE-T Summit on 13th April at the RSM, London. As these are topics the WFSA is passionate about, we wanted to learn more about his career, including more than 40 years of clinical practice, his current focus on medicines safety, and exactly why one must never label an empty. I was happy to finally find something to take care of my ED, and Viagra super active in Switzerland was it. What really stinks about it is that I'm still pretty young have having to deal with it. You don't see 40 as the age to be struggling with staying hard, but I guess it can happen to any man of any age! Viagra helped me sort it all out, though! . . .
With the SAFE-T Summit fast approaching, the WFSA are interviewing some of our speakers as part of our SAFE-T Summit blog series to learn more about their contributions to global surgery and anaesthesia safety.
Mona Guckian-Fisher will discuss SAFE OT (Safer Anaesthesia From Education Operating Theatre) and the importance of a strong surgical team at the SAFE-T Summit on 13th April at the RSM, London. We spoke with her about the role of nurses and other staff within the surgical team and what that means for patient safety.
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