Track your handbook
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
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.
“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)
Quick Links to Neat Things:
- Article two in EPi, about Dr. Gamal Khalifa, champion of Emergency Medicine in North Africa: http://www.epijournal.com/articles/194/meet-gamal-khalifa-champion-of-north-african-em
- 24/7/365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine. A documentary on the beginning of emergency medicine in the US, and how the founders who led the charge obtained recognition as a specialty
- Our own Hendry Sawe, AFEM VP, in the latest issue of EPi: http://www.epijournal.com/articles/167/hendry-sawe-young-leaders-bring-fresh-energy-to-african-emergency-medicine
- SEARCH-Africa: Increasing access to clean and reliable energy sources in healthcare facilities: http://www.searchafrica.org/
- Support-a-Delegate (Supadel) gets some press: http://stemlynsblog.org/support-an-african-delegate/
- Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review. Highlights and disseminates high quality global EM research through annual publication of a databse of selected articles, summaries, and critical analyses: http://www.gemlr.org/