Dr. Karima Khalid is a lecturer, researcher, and consultant in anaesthesiology and critical care. She holds positions at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute. She is also a founding fellow of CANECSA and serves in its education and scientific committee. With a focus on identifying gaps in the field, Karima is dedicated to finding practical solutions to foundational problems making significant advancements in the field more tangible.
Karima’s passion lies in addressing fundamental aspects of critical care through the innovative approach of Essential Emergency and Critical Care (EECC). She has been involved in EECC’s development since its inception, actively contributing to research and disseminating findings to improve care for critically ill patients. Her involvement in Tanzania’s Ministry of Health emergency response committee has contributed to the formulation of the country’s EECC strategic plan and the integration of EECC principles into the National Guideline on Oxygen Therapy.
Committed to capacity building, Dr. Khalid has made substantial contributions as the country lead for the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) obstetric and paediatric courses. She also directs VAST courses and served as an anaesthesia lead in projects such as SURG-Africa and the ESTHER program, which focused on enhancing capacity in perioperative care, and mentorship for non-physician anaesthesia providers through the IsDB Gradian Health initiative.
She is also passionate about utilizing simulation-based training methods and is currently exploring into strategies to incorporate simulation into the assessment and enhancement of the quality of EECC. By integrating this approach, she strives to raise care standards and advance the field of critical care.
Previously, Karima served as the treasurer of the Society of Anaesthesiologists of Tanzania, as part of her commitment to contributing to the advancement of the specialty.