Fund a Fellow
With 5 billion out of the worlds 7 billion people lacking access to safe affordable surgery and anaesthesia, there is a pressing need to improve global anaesthesia access and safety.
Fund a Fellow and help us train 500 Fellows and reach over 1 million patients by 2020
The number one priority in addressing this crisis is meeting the shortfall in skilled anaesthesiologists in lower income countries. In order to do this, the WFSA’s Global Fellowship Programme offers low cost, high quality training to anaesthesiologists across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
The WFSA fellowship programme, established in 1996, is our longest standing programme and continues to be our flagship programme. Since its inception, there have been 364 fellows from 62 countries have been mentored across 8 anaesthesia specialties and sub-specialties. All the fellows who took part in an evaluation in 2018 said that the fellowships improved their clinical practice. Supported by leading hospitals and dedicated WFSA volunteers, we are able to offer our fellowships at no cost. Fellows are selected on merit, but can only access these opportunities if we support their travel and living expenses.
That’s why we need your help.
“The Fellowship has built my confidence in handling paediatric patients. I have learned how to build rapport with them and make them smile, which helps me take them into the operating room calmly.” Dr Pranita Mandal from India was a WFSA/SPANZA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellow at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India for 6 months.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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.
Over a year, a donation of just $100 per month will support a Fellow’s education, travel and accommodation for a full month. So please donate today.
You can Fund a Fellow by making a regular or one-off donation of any amount or you can leave a gift in memory of a colleague or loved one. There are also opportunities to sponsor a whole Fellowship. If this is something you are interested in please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wherever you are in the world, your donation will make a difference. But if you’re a U.S. or U.K. tax payer, your donation may be tax deductible or eligible for Gift Aid.
Please note that a percentage of your donation will go to overheads.
Gift Aid: Any Gift Aid on donations will be used at the discretion of the WFSA.