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Climbing Kilimanjaro for Lifebox

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Lauren Brown

Sponsor Ed and Lauren climbing Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, for the Lifebox Foundation charity

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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!

Event details

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:

Thank you! 
-Lauren & Ed

Event date

03-September-2018 00:00  - 
01-January-2019 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Tanzania, United Republic Of



Amazing achievement Ed!
Donation by Gary Belfield
on 22-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Sophie Kolczak
on 24-09-2018
Donation by Gillian Berry
on 23-09-2018
Donation by Bin Xu
on 21-09-2018
Whoo! You did it!
Donation by Jessica Dowse
on 17-09-2018
Run Ed, run! Well, ok maybe walk
Donation by Jason Walton
on 15-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Great cause, well done.
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-09-2018
Well done! x
Donation by Stephen Cook & Laura
on 13-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid
For the stamp on the postcard to Edinburgh x
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-09-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Amazing effort! Well done! xx
Donation by Gerri McHugh
on 12-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,101.50
Offline Donations: £93.00
Total Raised: £2,194.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,410.75

Donations closed

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