Eva Hanciles

Medicine, Class of 1988

Dr Eva Hanciles is the Head of the Department of Anaesthesia, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex, as well as a Board Member of Faculty of Anaesthesia, West African College of Surgeons.

A Fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of RCSI and of the West African College of Surgeons, she currently heads the Intensive Care Unit at the only tertiary hospital in Sierra Leone and lectures nurse anaesthetists. Dr Hanciles was previously Chairman of the Board of Access Bank (Sl) and Board Member of Corporate Affairs Commission.

In 2012, Dr Hanciles worked with Lifebox® (only NGO devoted to safer surgery and anaesthesia in low-resource countries) at the Connaught Hospital in Freetown and with the Sierra Leone Association of Nurse Anaesthetists (SLANA) to meet the oximetry need in Sierra Leone. Dr Hanciles delivered the full Lifebox® training programme to all attendees at the SLANA annual meeting. She was also able to distribute 36 pulse oximeters – ensuring that every single government hospital OR and recovery in the country now have access to life-saving oximetry.

Dr Hanciles was appointed Head of Department of Anaesthesia in 2017, a new department which presently boasts of two residents in training.