THE SMILE TRAIN-LIFEBOX SAFE SURGERY AND ANESTHESIA INITIATIVE
We’ve joined forces with Smile Train to launch the Smile Train-Lifebox Safe Surgery and Anesthesia Initiative - a multi-year strategic partnership to elevate the quality and safety of cleft and pediatric surgery in more than 70 countries. Through capacity building, innovations, and research, the Initiative will strengthen the surgical systems of over 1,000 hospitals around the world.
CLEAN CUT IMPACT
Published in the British Journal of Surgery in September 2020, the results of Clean Cut, Lifebox’s surgical site infection (SSI) reduction program, showed a 35% reduction in the risk of SSIs by improving adherence to six essential perioperative infection prevention practices with no major investments in new infrastructure or resources.
Lifebox is scaling Clean Cut at sites in Ethiopia, India, Liberia, and Madagascar, as well as adapting its use to improve the safety of C-sections as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Initiative, funded by UBS Optimus Foundation.
Global Governance Council
Lifebox is steered by a Global Governance Council with its roots in the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist. The Council brings decades of experience spanning clinical work, research, community engagement, and resource management to govern Lifebox’s global team and safer surgery vision.