World Anaesthesia Day 2019

Join the WFSA’s World Anaesthesia Day resuscitation campaign, joining with World Restart a Heart

We are asking anaesthesiologists around the world to take part in our World Anaesthesia Day campaign on the 16th of October to showcase the role of anaesthesiologists in resuscitation.

What is the campaign about? Click here for social media toolkit

This year, the WFSA is joining with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), the European Resuscitation Council and their World Restart a Heart Day campaign, to raise awareness about the crucial role of anaesthetists in resuscitation. The mottos for World Restart a Heart Day are “All citizens of the world can save a life!”, CHECK – CALL – COMPRESS, and “all that is needed is two hands.”

The WHO-WFSA International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia highly recommend that emergency resuscitation medication must be immediately available as well as other resuscitation equipment.


On the day – 16th October 2019

To take part in this campaign, simply print off the printable poster, fill it in with the name of your country, and take a video or photo of you and your team practicing resuscitation. Then share this video or photo with us on social media using the hashtag #WorldAnaesthesiaDay.

Tweet and share your support with us at @WFSAorg.

You can also use the following hashtags: #WAD2019 #Resus #WorldRestartAHeart

Your printable poster:


Printable poster



Send us photos and videos of you and your team, with the printed poster, doing some of the suggested actions below:


Here are some example tweets you can tweet on the 16th October: