• Carer sits on the floor between beds on the recovery ward, weaving.
  • Young boys recovering from surgery.
  • The surgeon gives instructions; runs through the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist.
  • Bloody implements on the sterile table during emergency Caesarean section.
  • Operating theater log book and drugs in syringes by side of operating theater.
  • Hospital directions: General surgery; pediatric surgery; pediatric plastic surgery.
  • Family members walk hand in hand, supported by crutch, towards the operating theater block.
  • Family member watches young child recover from essential surgery, safety monitored.
  • Surgeon and nurse anaesthetist work intently together to safety remove baby via emergency Caesarean section.
  • Female patient monitored using Lifebox pulse oximeter [essential oxygen monitor] during emergency Caesarean section.
  • Hands inside the body cavity.
  • Baby born via emergency Caesarean section; left: general surgeon, right: nurse anaesthetist.
  • Nurse anaesthetist stands in front of patient, open on the table.
  • Relatives and prospective patients sit and wait for hours at the hospital.
  • Blood on floor, bucket for counting swabs, during emergency Caesarean section.
  • Learning how to deliver safer anaesthesia, essential for surgery.
  • Family taking care of elderly patient recovering from eye surgery.
  • Young boy in wheelchair, legs in plaster.
  • Old hospital bed outside operating theater block in hospital.
  • Young girl on the ward at a hospital, leg in traction, recovering from osteotomy [bone cut] to correct bow legs.

Surgery in Low Resource Settings

Published April 26, 2015

All photos are courtesy of the Lifebox Foundation.

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