Lasting impact anaesthesia

Dr Lapham with a participant from Guinea.

Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Hilary Lapham writes about her challenging and unique experiences providing training and support for anaesthesia providers in Guinea, West Africa.

Published by NZSA, Anaesthesia mag Sept 2019 Hilary Lapham PDF

“My most recent role with Mercy Ship was on the Safe Surgery follow-up team. Over three weeks we travelled ‘upcountry’, away from the Ship Ship in the capital’s port, returning to Guinea’s remote regions visiting hospitals where the [Safe Surgery] courses had previously been conducted, explains Dr Lapham. The resources, including equipment and drugs, are very limited. Some hospitals do not have running water.”