The WFSA unites anaesthesiologists from around the world to deliver the highest global standards of care in anaesthesia, pain treatment, trauma management and resuscitation. It has standing committees e.g. in education and safety and quality, as well as sub-specialty committees such as obstetrics. As the only global alliance of its kind, WFSA works with national, regional, and specialist organisations, to facilitate outreach, and promote the highest standards of patient care. The NZSA is a member of the WFSA and has two representatives on the WFSA's Committee.
Lifebox is a WFSA project, supported by the NZSA as part of its global development work. Prof Alan Merry chairs the project. This project team has international representatives from Lifebox, Operation Smile, the Vietnamese Society of Anaesthetists (VSA) as well as members of the NZSA Global Development Subcommittee and other anaesthetists involved in this work. Find out more about NZSA's involvement here.