I have been attending the Global Outreach course in Halifax NS prior to my deployment to Rwanda.
What has really impressed me is how easy it is to give a really good anaesthetic for not much money.
Like for example anaesthetic vapourizers that cost $5000 and last forever with very little mantainance or anaesthetic machines that cost under $20,000 (including the cost of those above vaporizers) which will work without compressed gas or electricity.
And of course using standard monitoring which we have to use anyway capable of giving as good an anaesthetic or better as what we can do with the $100K machines we are told we have to buy. Of course they don't come with a sound system either.