Seasons greetings: In 2016 we have reduced suffering and saved lives

Life Support Foundation is growing. In 2016 we have expanded our work in Sweden and Tanzania and started activities in Malawi in order to spread awareness of global emergency care, anaesthesia and intensive care.

img_1015Our projects have helped to improve the care for some of the sickest and most disadvantaged patients in the world, reducing suffering and saving lives.

Some examples:

  • Two training courses in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Obstetric Emergency Care at Muhimbili and Amana Hospitals in Dar es Salaam (75 participants)
  • Training in Paediatrics and Care of Critically Ill Children at Muhimbili (35 participants)
  • Training in Trauma and Emergency Anaesthesia at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (35 participants).
  • Total number of doctors and nurses now trained in Tanzania by Life Support Foundation = 576
  • Five exchanges to Karolinska University Hospital by anaesthetic doctors and nurses from Muhimbili
  • Two exchanges to Danderyds Hospital by anaesthetic nurses from Temeke and Amana Hospitals in Dar es Salaam
  • Two exchanges to BB Stockholm by Gynaecologists from Amana and Mwanyanamala Hospitals in Dar es Salaam
  • Visit by Dr Mpoki, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health in Tanzania to Sweden, to give several talks and interviews, to meet the Foreign Office, the Swedish Government and Karolinska University Hospital and to strengthen links between Life Support Foundation and Tanzania.
  • Continued support for the training of Dr. Eva Shanga to become a Specialist in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care.
  • Successful advocacy to increase the number of trainee doctors in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Tanzania (increased from a total of one in 2013 to ten in 2014, twenty in 2015 and twenty-eight in 2016).
  • Expanded Life Support Foundation’s activities to Malawi in Southern Africa
  • Initiated capacity building projects on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

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