Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, and natural disasters and exclusion from health care. Anesthesia is integral to improving surgical care in these low-resource settings. In this issue of Anesthesiology, Ariyo and his colleagues present a retrospective analysis of 75,536 anesthetics performed at Médecins Sans Frontières facilities from July 2008 to June 2014. They show that a wide range of anesthetics can be carried out safely in resource-limited settings and they discuss the risks and outcomes associated with administering anesthesia in these settings.

  • Ariyo et al.: Providing Anesthesia Care in Resource-limited Settings: A 6-year Analysis of Anesthesia Services Provided at Médecins Sans Frontières facilities, p. 561

  • McQueen: Realities of Anesthesia Care in Resource-limited Settings, p. 521