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Anaesthesia Facility Assessment Tool

Based on the recently updated 2018 WHO-WFSA International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anaesthesia the WFSA has developed the Anaesthesia Facility Assessment Tool (AFAT) in order to help regional and national anaesthesia and health care leadership to gather data about anaesthesia workforce, equipment, medicines and practice at the facility level.

The AFAT is part of a shared effort to improve data collection and knowledge management in support of the implementation of World Health Assembly Resolution 68.15 and to ensure that anaesthesia is represented in national health planning and in National Surgical, Obstetric & Anaesthesia Plans (NSOAPs). To learn more about NSOAPs, please click here.

Data can be entered online (see below) and will be stored in a secure RedCap database, jointly maintained by the WFSA and the UCSF Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity. To receive a link to the online entry form, please complete the request form below

Alternatively you can download the PDF, complete the survey manually and return it to comms@wfsahq.org. The PDF is also available in Spanish here. 

All data entered electronically will be analysed by the WFSA, and may be reported publicly in aggregated format as part of global, regional, national, or district level anaesthesia capacity assessments. Names of those individuals completing the survey tool will never be reported. If you enter data into this RedCap database, you may request a copy of the data you have entered for your own records and analysis. Such requests, analyses, and reporting must be done in accordance with your local laws and research protocols.

This survey is intended to determine anaesthesia capacity to inform planning at the district level or higher. Facility level data will not be made publicly available, however, official requests (e.g. from governments or planning authorities) for facility-level data can be made using the button above and will be reviewed by the WFSA Scientific Affairs Committee on a case-by-case basis. Requests to access the data can also be initiated by contacting comms@wfsahq.org.