Our vision is of Universal Access to Safe Anaesthesia
Our mission is to unite anaesthesiologists around the world to improve patient care and access to safe anaesthesia and perioperative medicine
We do this through programmes that address the major barriers to access across Education & Training, Safety & Quality, Advocacy, Innovation & Research.
5 billion people (out of just over 7 billion people) do not have access to safe and affordable surgery and anaesthesia. Almost 17 million people die each year from conditions that would be amenable to surgical care - that's 4 times the number of people who die from HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined...
WFSA works to address this inequity and to ensure that anaesthesia and surgery are part of the essential strengthening of health systems that will deliver Universal Health Coverage by 2030.