The Safe Anaesthesia Mongolia appeal will provide the right equipment and the right training to Mongolian anaesthetists - to enable them reduce 'the country's massive death rate from burns, maternal complications and trauma from road and industrial accidents. People are dying from easily treatable diseases like appendicitis, open fractured bones, sepsis in obstetrics, bleeding from obstetrics, basic trauma care. It’s just basic surgical need.
So many donations of equipment are done with great generosity but are useless because they are either inappropriate equipment or there is no accompanying education package and therefore no capacity within the country to ever use it.
That's absolutely not the case with Safe Anaesthesia Mongolia where the equipment being donated is the right equipment, and there’s a proven capacity for the Mongolian anaesthetists to take the equipment, to learn how to use it and to provide anaesthesia.
And there’s such a great desire among Mongolians to provide anaesthestics and surgery to all their countrymen. I certainly use a Diamedica machine. They are the right type of draw over anaesthetic machine which doesn’t need electricity, doesn’t need a big oxygen supply, is very robust, very portable and is ideal for the situation.
The Mongolian Association of Anaesthetists are such remarkable people. They are dedicated to providing anaesthesia for all their countrymen and have trained up 200 anaesthetists n the last six years. They have a proven capacity for doing whatever task is set. With Diamedica machines funded by this appeal, we can provide anaesthesia for all.