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Closed 08/05/2017

raised of £72,000 target by 33 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,670 to help fund the Zambia Anaesthesia Development Project for another year

    Funded on Monday, 8th May 2017

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    The Zambia Anaesthesia Development Project (ZADP) commenced in 2012 to support the training of Zambian anaesthetists at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. Zambia has a population of 14 million and a life expectancy of only 57 years. Three quarters of the population live in poverty.

    Zambia suffers from an extreme lack of anaesthetists. A third of all disease needs some form of surgical treatment but unfortunately places with the most need, like Zambia, also have the poorest access. Safe surgery clearly requires safe anaesthesia. In Zambia there hadn’t been a single doctor trained in anaesthetics since 1964.

    A 4-year training programme in anaesthesia was introduced in 2011 and there are currently 18 doctors enrolled. Several doctors have completed the programme and have taken up essential roles within Zambia. But, even now, there are only 30 anaesthetic doctors within the whole country. This shortage results is an unacceptable number of deaths due to lack of access to safe surgery and unnecessary suffering due to poor pain relief.

    The programme is growing, but needs ongoing support until the current crisis situation has improved. At any one time there are 4-6 international anaesthetic doctors volunteering with ZADP. Our role is to provide clinical teaching, encourage the development of protocols, and guide quality improvement and research. The focus of our project is patient safety. The delivery of safe anaesthesia is key. We are training doctors who will become future healthcare leaders in Zambia.

    In time this project will become self-sustaining and will no longer require the expertise of anaesthetists from abroad. We have unfortunately not yet reached this point. Our current funding ends in May. We need your help to continue this valuable work.

    Remember, doctors volunteering in a resource poor setting gain valuable experience which we bring back to benefit our own healthcare systems.

    We really appreciate your help
    ZADP volunteers



    • Michelle Le Cheminant7 years ago
      Michelle Le Cheminant

      Michelle Le Cheminant

      7 years ago

      Thanks to the Guernsey Press for a fantastic article in the press last Friday. You can read part of the article online at Thanks again for everyone's support!

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    • Michelle Le Cheminant8 years ago
      Michelle Le Cheminant

      Michelle Le Cheminant

      8 years ago

      Read my ZADP colleague, Niharika Lal's fantastic article in the Scotsman;

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    8 years ago

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    • Anonymous


      Apr 24, 2017


    • Philip Mcqueeney

      Philip Mcqueeney

      Mar 21, 2017

      This donation is from Katie's stepdad Philip. He works on a oil rig in the North Sea and his company have donated the money, to help you carry on with the amazing work you are all doing.


    • Mark Esler, Hammersmith Hospital

      Mark Esler, Hammersmith Hospital

      Mar 19, 2017

      I hope you raise enough to help Niharika, best of luck.


    • Sarah Crabtree

      Sarah Crabtree

      Mar 19, 2017


    • Julie Thynne

      Julie Thynne

      Feb 28, 2017

      Good luck to your fundraising! Great work. X


    • Claire McCue

      Claire McCue

      Feb 28, 2017

      Great idea to crowd fund! Hope it works well. Keep up the amazing work!


    • Rosie Sharpe

      Rosie Sharpe

      Feb 27, 2017


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    Anaesthetic doctors currently volunteering with ZADP; Sonia Akrimi (Academic lead) - England, Michelle Le Cheminant - Channel Islands, Monique McLeod - Australia, Niharika Lal - Scotland, Katie Foy - England, Richard Lin - England, Kait Duncan - Canada, Siva Mahalingam - Canada

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