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We are always looking for help. Please contact us if you feel you can assist with any of the key identified priorities of AFEM: 2014-2015

The following list of priorities has been identified by AFEM as the most pressing and urgent needs to be addressed in the next 12 months.  

Broaden the reach and scope of AFEM’s outputs:

  1. Develop emergency care standards and assessment tools
  2. Increase readership of AfJEM by indexing the journal and increasing the variety of articles and authors published, particularly articles directed at care in the African setting
  3. Develop AfCEM to be stand alone and sustainable
  4. Begin a series of interviews with leaders in emergency medicine to share perspectives and experiences, and increase awareness
  5. Fully embed paediatric care into all AFEM materials and activities
  6. Increase AFEM’s utilisation of technology in its activities
    a. Utilize SMS technology to disseminate educational materials
    b. Create an online forum for narrative story telling about personal experiences with emergency care in Africa 
    c. Develop podcasts of AFEM materials such as AfJEM articles and interviews with emergency medicine leaders


  1. Increase membership (and awareness), especially in Francophone and North African countries
  2. Secure (sustainable) funding sources

Use the menu bar at the top to see ways to get involved, or click the links below: 

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.