Obstetric Anaesthesia: My fellowship experience training in Malaysia

This week’s blog is written by Dr Lisa Akelisi Yockopua, a young anaesthesiologist from Papua New Guinea. She was awarded a six month fellowship in 2016 to study obstetric anaesthesiology in the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Below is her account of the experience, the outcomes, and the importance of the fellowship to Papua New Guinea.


The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists unites anaesthesiologists around the world to improve patient care & access to safe anaesthesia and perioperative medicine. Through advocacy and education programmes we work to avert the global crisis in anaesthesia.