Open Access Research Article

What to do in Anesthesia During a Humanitarian Mission? Experience from Anfgou, Morocco

Maaroufi Ayoub1*, Jebbar Nourddine1,2, Diai Abdellatif1,2, Bibiche Lotfi1,2, Elkaissi Jaber1,2, Jbili Nabil1,2, Laoutid Jaouad1,2 and Hicham Kechna1,2

1Anesthesiology & intensive care department, Moulay Ismail Military Hospital, Morocco

2Faculty of Medicine, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 22, 2021;  Published Date:April 14, 2021


The first recorded military anesthesia took place in 1847 during the Mexican American War. Despite the harsh conditions, the military anesthesiologist aims to provide a level of care comparable to that expected in civilian practice, and military practice must adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of regulatory bodies. The Moroccan medico-surgical field hospital deployed by the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) of Morocco in Anfgou aims to come to the aid of the populations of these regions facing the rigors of winter by providing the necessary care in the various specialties. Medical and paramedical staff includes nearly 10 specialties in addition to a radiology department, a laboratory for medical analyzes and a pharmacy which offers drugs free of charge. Our work aims to study the organization and functioning of the operating theater, as well as the demographic and pathological characteristics of the patients treated.

Keywords:Anesthesia; Companion hospital; Humanitarian mission; Military

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