ON Monday, October 16, World Anaesthesia Day, I’m launching an appeal to raise £3,100 to buy an anaesthesia machine for a clinic in Tariat, a remote region in central Mongolia that currently uses only local anaesthesia to serve a population of 12,000 and treat two trauma cases, on average, a day including obstructed labour and serious accidents. The appeal is supported by the international anaesthesia community as well as Diamedica UK, a pioneering Devon-based engineering firm making machines that work in challenging environments.
If every MJA member gave just £10, we’d be well on the way to raising the funds – and perhaps get on to anaesthesia machine No 2 (of 20 that are needed to cover the entire country), already destined for the southern Gobi desert.
Guild of Health members can read about my appeal in the October newsletter, just published. Otherwise please take the time to look at my website, www.safeanaesthesiamongolia.co.uk – which explains the need for anaesthesia machines – and why they are so desperately needed in Mongolia (and many other remote regions inhabited by billions of people). Or go straight to the Big Give page via SafeAnaesthesiaWorldWide: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/projects/view/26739.
It would be fab if an alert about this blog could be sent to MJA members in case it’s missed; otherwise please pass on details to fellow members and colleagues. Anyone interested in covering the appeal, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. And please look out for tweets from @anaest_Mongolia from Monday.