Climbing Kilimanjaro for Lifebox
For the first time in history, you’re more likely to be killed by a surgically-treatable condition than an infectious disease. But for millions of people in low-resource settings, there’s no such thing as a ‘routine operation’. Surgery is urgent, life-saving – and often unsafe.
From improving the conditions of obstetric-related surgeries to building global networks through partnerships with local colleagues and charities, the Lifebox Foundation is the only NGO in the world dedicated to making surgery and anaesthesia safer.
Please help support us as we climb Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, to raise funds for Lifebox!
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
We're aiming to climb the 5895 metre (19,341 ft) high peak over a week this summer. The trip is entirely self-funded and self-supported.
We met while working with the Lifebox Foundation. Ed's work with Lifebox focused on implementing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in hospitals across Sub-Saharan Africa. Lauren worked with Lifebox to create a feature length documentary showing how the WHO checklist makes surgery safer around the world, appropriately titled 'The Checklist Effect.'
We're now working with Lifebox and colleagues to develop educational courses on the maintenance and safety of surgical instruments, and scoping the need for an essential surgical instrument set.
Lifebox has provided over 16,000 pulse oximeters to partners in 100 countries, making surgery safer for an estimated 10 million patients. As we climb Mount Kilimanjaro we'll be using one to check our blood oxygen levels are safe!
Learn more about Lifebox here: www.lifebox.org.
-Lauren & Ed
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