Lifebox Foundation

Lifebox Foundation

Charity information

Lifebox Foundation

Lifebox Foundation is dedicated to improving surgical safety in low and middle-income countries, where essential operations carry life-threatening risk. Founded in 2011, Lifebox works to ensure that surgical teams around the world have the tools and training needed to provide the safest care possible for their patients.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    Lifebox works to ensure that surgical teams around the world have the tools and training needed to provide the safest care possible for their patients. Our flagship programme has been to develop and distribute a low-cost, low-resource-adapted oxygen monitor, called a pulse oximeter. The only piece of medical equipment on the surgical safety checklist developed by the World Health Organization, the oximeter is considered essential for safe anesthesia provision and yet nearly 100,000 operating theaters around the world are forced to deliver surgery without this basic tool, putting millions of lives at risk. Today we are also working to reduce surgical site infections through a checklist-based approach, and to facilitate teamworking and collaboration in the operating room.

  • Aims

    Lifebox Foundation aims to:

    • Lifebox is working to implement sustainable changes of practice that will ultimatey raise the safety and quality standards of global healthcare.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1143018

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 02032860402

    Address: 21 Portland Place W1B 1PY

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