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The AFEM handbook of Acute and Emergency Care

Help us learn more about the impact of the handbook by tracking yours-- new or used. Once you enter your number, you'll be able to see a map of where the others are. This tracking will give AFEM a better sense of how the handbook is making its way around Africa and beyond and help us target interventions and training for the future. If you don't have a number in your book, log it as 000.

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African Conference on Emergency Medicine

Addis Ababa 4 - 6 November 2014

... was a huge success! Access PDF versions of the presented posters and speaker presentations, or take a look at some of the photos

Quick stats: 225 international participants. 273 local participants. 29 countries represented. 55 poster or oral research presentations. 46 speakers. 22 sponsored delegates by 77 donors. 

Making moves: On 6 November, nearly 500 stakeholders in African emergency care ratified and signed the AFEM Ebola Declaration, recognising how the current Ebola outbreak has highlighted the need for rapid development and strengthening of acute care systems.

AFEM's unique Support a Delegate (Supadel) program sponsors the attendance of Emergency Care providers from low and middle-income African countries at our local and international conferences. 

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Click here to help send qualified applicants to EMSSA/WADEM 2015. 

“Since its inception (of which I am proud to have been directly involved), AFEM has shown enormous support towards my endeavors in developing my skills in Emergency Medicine. Coming from a work setting with low resources, the Federation has given me excellent opportunities to learn and share my experiences through these conferences, such as the one recently held in Addis Ababa." -AfCEM2014 sponsored delegate (Kenya)

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South Africa

South AfricaSouth Africa

EMSSA represents a group of enthusiastic healthcare professionals dedicated to the development of quality emergency care throughout South Africa. Emergency Medicine has only recently been recognized as an independent speciality, although this country has always had a large burden of patients presenting to our pre-hospital and hospital emergency services with experienced and passionate personnel rendering much needed care.

www.emssa.org.za

Tanzania

TanzaniaTanzania

The Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT) was formed in May 2010  by doctors and nurses with active involvement in emergency care in Tanzania. The President is Dr Hendry Robert Sawe, of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences(MUHAS)-Dar es salaam. The objective of EMAT is to Pioneer, promote and advocate for dissemination of emergency care in Tanzania, through Teaching, research and education of emergency care.

www.ematz.org

Botswana

BotswanaBotswana

The Botswana Society for Emergency Care (BSEC) held it's foundational meeting in November 2010, and was officially registered as a society in Botswana in September 2011. BSEC's mission is to promote advocate for emergency care in Botswana through teaching, research, and education. BSEC liases with partners from EMSSA and AFEM, and supports the emergency medicine post-graduate training program at the University of Botswana School of Medicine. Since it's inception, BSEC has hosted seminars on emergency triage, pre-hospital care, and acute care needs in Botswana.

Ethiopia

EthiopiaEthiopia

The Ethiopian Society of Emergency Medical Professionals was formed in 2012. The President is Dr Sisay Teklu, of Addis Ababa University. The objective of ESEP is to assist in development of hospital and Pre-Hospital emergency care.

www.esemp.org

Libya

LibyaLibya

LEMA will encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of emergency medicine, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the ER physicians. It will offer to the interdisciplinary team the necessary tools for the interaction with the critically ill patient and their families from a holistic perspective.

Nigeria

NigeriaNigeria

SEMPON held their inaugural scientific conference in September 2014, themed: "The State of Emergency Care in Nigeria: the Way Forward". The objective of the organisation is to evaluate the state of emergency care in Nigeria, and engineer cooperation and partnership among key stakeholders. 

http://www.semponconference2014.org

Egypt

EgyptEgypt

The president of the Egyptian Society for Emergency Medicine is Dr. Hussein Sabri. It was formed in 2012, and is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of emergency medicine. It is an interdisciplinary organisation whose members are involved in the provision of emergency care. 

http://www.egsem.com/en/