Coronavirus (325) Essential care of critical illness must not be forgotten in the COVID-19 pandemic

2 April, 2020

Dear hifa,

I would like to post a short post to the hifa mailing list about our Lancet publication today:


Headline figures of ICU requirements for COVID-19 patients in resource-rich settings are masking the need for essential care of critical illness. This essential care could have a large positive effect on mortality in the COVID-19 pandemic even where ICUs are scarce. The ability of health services in low-resource settings and throughout the world to provide good quality essential care of critical illness must be greatly and urgently increased.

I am also not sure if my profile information is up-to-date. How can I update it?

Thank you,



Dr Tim Baker

Life Support Foundation

HIFA profile: Tim Baker is a Physician and Researcher in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. He is a member of faculty at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and has appointments at Ifakara Health Institute in Dar es Salaam and Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Tim’s interest is in global emergency and critical care, focusing on evaluating and improving health services and health systems for the provision of good quality care to critically ill patients in low-resource settings. tim.baker AT