Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide

Safe Anaesthesia for Mongolia

One  million Mongolians live too far away from a hospital to access emergency surgery. We will provide remote hospitals in rural Mongolia with equipment to enable safe anaesthesia and surgery, transforming health care for isolated communities.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2017 to 12:00 AM, 1 September 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1148254)

Amount raised

£1,310

Donations

16

  • Without this fund raising for anaesthesia machines, thousands of women will continue to die in childbirth or be forced to live with terrible disability because they live too far away from an operating theatre'

    — Dr David Pescod, Clinical Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, University of Melbourne

  • People think that surgery is something very special that cannot be delivered in  a rural area.  But with the donation of this appropriate equipment, we can train people appropriately and then doctors and nurses can deliver safe surgery in a very small hospital anywhere in Mongolia.

    — Dr Ganbold Lundeg, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Health Sciences University of Mongolia

  • Without this fund raising for anaesthesia machines, thousands of women will continue to die in childbirth or be forced to live with terrible disability because they live too far away from an operating theatre'

    — Dr David Pescod, Clinical Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, University of Melbourne

  • People think that surgery is something very special that cannot be delivered in  a rural area.  But with the donation of this appropriate equipment, we can train people appropriately and then doctors and nurses can deliver safe surgery in a very small hospital anywhere in Mongolia.

    — Dr Ganbold Lundeg, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Health Sciences University of Mongolia

Situation

One  million Mongolians live too far away from a hospital to access emergency surgery. Mongolia has enough surgeons and obstetricians to provide safe emergency surgery for all throughout this far-flung country. Yet every year, many thousands die or suffer long-term disability from complications of childbirth, serious burns or injuries from road accidents because the country cannot afford the anaesthesia machines to equip local clinics in the remote countryside.

Solution

Equipping 20 operating theatres in strategically located provincial clinics with basic anaesthesia equipment that can function reliably, even in the absence of electricity and medical gases. This will enable essential and emergency surgical procedures in remote areas and save lives.