Global health

We're committed to improving education and training capacity in anaesthesia and pain medicine in response to the needs expressed by low and middle income countries (LMIC).

Surgery in developing countries (The Lancet)

In June 2023, our Global Development Committee released a new five-year strategic priorities plan to ensure services to build capacity in low-and middle-income countries are balanced and in line with support identified by colleagues in the Pacific; the global surgery and anaesthesia landscape; and the strengths of our committee and fellowship. The following overarching areas are used to frame the committee's strategic priorites for 2023-2027

  • Workforce and capacity building.
  • Partnerships and collaboration.
  • Advocacy and evaluation.

Find out how we are contributing to improving outcomes in each of these areas.

Essential Pain Management program

Unrelieved pain is a major global healthcare problem and its importance is often unrecognised. Adequate pain management results in fewer medical complications, earlier hospital discharge and improved quality of life.

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Health Equity Projects Fund

A funding stream that supports the college’s work to improve the health and wellbeing of our community

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ANZCA Global Development Committee Scholarships

The Global Development Committee supports both local and international anesthetists through scholarships to support training and improve global health knowledge and understanding.

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Asia-Pacific resources

The Global Development Committee develop and promote resources to support our Asia-Pacific colleagues' continued professional development.

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Working and teaching overseas

There are some incredible opportunities to work and teach overseas as an anaesthetist or pain specialist, and make a real difference to global health. If you're interested in joining the ever-growing number of fellows developing and contributing to anaesthesia and pain medicine programs...

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Other ANZCA initiatives

Managed by the ANZCA Global Development Committee, we have a number of other initiatives to help support and build the anaesthesia and pain medicine workforce in western Pacific countries

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Last updated 12:35 28.06.2023