The World Health Organization and anaesthesia

Anaesthesia. 2007 Dec;62 Suppl 1:65-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2007.05302.x.


The World Health Organization has been involved in a wide range of global healthcare initiatives for many years. Recently an initiative 'Safe Surgery Saves Lives' has been launched to improve the safety of surgery throughout the world. Safe anaesthesia is a key component to achieving this aim.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia / standards*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Humans
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / standards
  • World Health Organization*