2011 - 2021 CELEBRATING 10 YEARS
Over the past decade, SAWW has donated 43 anaesthesia machines to low-resource locations. These machines were often accompanied by additional vitally needed items such as ventilators, patient monitors, pulse oximeters, capnographs, laryngoscopes, sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes.
We have supplied analgesia equipment to deliver pain-relief to mothers in labour in Ethiopia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia.
We have sent portable anaesthesia machines urgently needed to treat casualties following natural disasters in Nepal and the Philippines, and in response to conflict in DRC, Cameroon and Syria.
We have supplied portable anaesthesia machines used by doctors who run mobile outreach surgical clinics to reach poor patients in remote locations in Somali, Cameroon, India and Nepal.
Oxygen is an essential medicine that is often in short supply in low-resourced locations. SAWW has prioritised oxygen provision in the face of the COVID19 pandemic. In the past ten years we have supplied 17 hospitals with equipment to improve oxygen supply, primarily oxygen concentrators, as well as flow splitters, oxygen storage systems, pulse oximeters, and oxygen analysers. We also contributed to an oxygen generating plant in Liberia.
SAWW has donated specialist breathing equipment to neonatal units to assist vulnerable premature and sick babies. We have donated 22 life-saving CPAP devices; 100 suction devices; and innumerable accessories for use in neonatal intensive care units.
Once equipment has been donated, SAWW continues to provide support by covering the cost of spare parts and servicing, to ensure the longevity of donated anaesthesia equipment.