Fundraising in memory of Jean-Pierre van Besouw
Alexander van Besouw
Jean-Pierre/Papa loved and took great satisfaction from his work and never more so than when he was involved in anaesthetic training and education....
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Jean-Pierre/Papa loved and took great satisfaction from his work and never more so than when he was involved in anaesthetic training and education. This fantastic campaign to improve anaesthetic training and education in Africa is one we know he would have been incredibly supportive of. If you can contribute in his memory we would be hugely appreciative.
Liliane, Alexander, Hélène and Christianne
From the age of seven J-P knew he wanted to be a doctor. He qualified from Bart's in 1981. J-P started as a consultant anaesthetist at St George's Hospital in May 1990 and developed an expertise in cardiothoracic anaesthesia over 25 years there. Throughout his career he maintained a strong interest in medical training and politics. After a long association with the Royal College of Anaesthetists he was elected its President between 2012-2015. Very sadly he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma two weeks before demitting office.
Help save lives in Africa through safer anaesthesia.
Around the world people are suffering or dying unnecessarily from the lack of safe anaesthesia in surgery, something that is taken for granted in the UK.
The situation is critical in Africa, where millions lack access to safe anaesthesia.
SAFE Africa is the Association of Anaesthetists fundraising campaign aiming to:
- Raise at least £100,000
- Scale-up the delivery of three-day SAFE obstetrics and paediatrics training courses
- Sustainably improve anaesthesia education and care in Africa in the long-term
Each one of these will go on to treat around 1,500 patients each year.
With your support, we can train even more practitioners and improve the safety of thousands of patients in Africa.
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