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Welcome to WFSA

Uniting Anaesthesiologists to Improve Patient Care and Access to Safe Anaesthesia.

Our Programmes


advoacy photo We promote a focus on the availability, safety and quality of anaesthesiology

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Education & Training

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We develop the skills, knowledge and leadership of anaesthesia providers

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Innovation & Research

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We invest in innovation and research for universal access to safe anaesthesia

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Safety & Quality

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We promote global standards and the wellbeing of our professionals

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  • Did you Know...? 230 million major surgeries take place around the world each year. Learn More.

  • Did you Know...? 5 billion people are without access to safe and affordable surgical care, often due to a lack of safe anaesthesia equipment or a trained provider. Learn More.

  • Did you Know...? In some parts of the world 9 out 10 anaesthesia departments do not have the equipment to provide a safe paediatric anaesthetic. Learn More.

  • Did you Know...? In 2010 an estimated 16.9 million lives were lost from conditions needing surgical care, that's 4x more deaths than from HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria combined Learn More.

  • Did you Know...? In some countries 1 in 7 women die in childbirth and 5 of 6 births are not attended by any healthcare personnel. Learn More.

SAFE-T Summit 2018

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The first ever SAFE-T (Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody - Today) Summit, held in London, UK on 13th April 2018, aims to advance the global patient safety agenda. To learn more about the event and the line-up of world class speakers please click here.

Regional Meetings

  • Euroanaesthesia2018

    Euroanaesthesia, 2-4th June 2018

  • ANES18 950x321

    ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018, 13 - 17th October 2018

  • AACA

    Asian and Australasian Congress of Anesthesiologists,  1-5th November 2018

Information on upcoming meetings in your region

SAFE-T Campaign

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The SAFE-T (Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody - Today) Campaign, made up of the SAFE-T Network and Consortium, brings individuals, organisations and industry together to advance patient safety and the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anaesthesia. To find out more click here.

Our Publications

Our Publications


WFSA's Tutorial and Update are amongst the most downloaded and widely shared CME publications for anaesthesiologists. These resources are free for those who register on the Virtual Library page.

Fund a Fellow

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Fund a Fellow and help us train 500 Fellows and reach over 1 million patients by 2020. By making a donation you will enable more anaesthesiologists, from lower income countries, to access training and improve outcomes for thousands of patients around the world. To donate please click here.

WFSA Virtual Library

WFSA Virtual Library

Find the right resource for your needs - visit WFSA's Virtual Library.

View the Virtual Library here