The mission of the Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence (ASAP) is to provide the evidence base to effectively advocate for access to safe, quality, timely surgery and anesthesia as an essential component of global public health.


The vision of the Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence is a world where citizens seeking care for surgical conditions in low and middle income countries have similar access to appropriate, reliable, safe, cost-effective anesthesia and surgical care as those in developed countries. This relies upon timely diagnosis of surgical conditions, sufficient numbers of adequately trained and supported personnel, safe delivery of anesthesia and surgical care, and sustainably funded and resourced infrastructure. When emergency and essential surgical and anesthesia care is considered a necessary component of global public health and made widely available, premature death and disability due to treatable surgical conditions will be sharply reduced.