Safe surgery

Surgery is the only option of treatment in many cases. The number of surgeries being performed is increasing worldwide. However, instead of being life saving, surgeries are  costing lives or causing damages because of unsafe practices. 

According to WHO studies, up to 25% of patients suffer from complications after inpatient operations and the adverse outcomes in at least half of the cases are preventable. <strong>In some parts of sub-Saharan Africa, mortality from general anesthesia alone is reported to be as high as one in 150.</strong>

CPHD has designed a comprehensive to reduce errors and adverse outcomes in surgical cases.



Safe Surgery


Nurse anesthetist training

Most countries in Africa struggle with an acute shortage of trained anesthesia staff. For every 13 health workers capable of performing surgery, there is just 1 anesthesia staff in most rural areas of Africa (International Journal of Surgery). What if nurses could be trained to become anesthetists?


Simulation training center

More than 25% of surgeries with adverse outcome can be prevented. The 2 key changes required to ensure this is decrease the number of errors and increase the level of skills. To achieve this, what's needed is practice, practice and more practice. This is not possible when one is dealing with real patients.