Membership may be obtained on an individual basis by completing the online application form or contacting the federation administration.
Full membership: Free!
Allows full access to AFEM services and resources + voting rights and positions on boards and committees
Associate membership: Free!
Allows access to AFEM services and resources but no voting rights or positions on boards or committees
Societies or interest groups involved in Emergency Care may apply to become members of AFEM.
Please use the following Society Memberhip Form [Download PDF] when applying to become an AFEM Member Society or an Ex-Officio Society.
These are local, regional or national societies or interest groups in Africa involved or invested in Emergency Care in Africa. These societies pay membership fees and their members are entitled to access AFEM resources. Member Societies each have one seat on the board with voting rights.
Member Society: US$80 plus $1 per member
NOTE: Applications must be accompanied by an application fee equivalent to one year’s annual subscription. In the event that the application is unsuccessful, 50% of the fee will be refunded. Applicants may apply for a waiver of the application fee by completing a waiver form.
Payments should be made directly into the AFEM bank account in South Africa.
Account Name: AFEM
Bank: Investec Bank Limited
Branch: 100 Grayston Drive, Sandton
Branch Code: 580105
Account No: 10011440370
Reference: Your Surname
Swift code: IVESZAJJ
Proof of payment may be sent via email: email@example.com or faxed to +27 21 949 7925
These are organisations or groups involved or interested in emergency care in Africa who are invited or apply to be part of the federation. Nominations for invitation may be put forward by any full member. Ex-Officio status will be decided on merit by the executive committee. These societies do not have to pay AFEM membership fees but may be asked to sponsor projects in AFEM depending on their resources. Ex-Officio Societies may sit on boards and committees but have no voting rights. No costs related to conferences or meetings will be covered by the federation.
Ex-Officio society: no cost
Application for membership should be made in writing on the society application form (see above). Additional documentation supporting the category for which the application is made should be provided.
The deadline to submit such applications will be at least 90 days prior to an agreed upon regular meeting (see website calender).
Any organisation applying for Full or Ex-Officio membership must send an appointed representative knowledgeable about the organisation and the country to a regular Board meeting at which the vote on this membership will occur. If such a representative is not present at the AFEM Board meeting, the Board may decide not to approve the application.
The Board will review all applications for membership and decide on the acceptance and category of membership for all new members. Final acceptance for any new member will be by approval of at least two thirds of all members of the Board eligible to vote.
Term of Membership
Membership is valid for 1 year from time of registration.
Resignation of Membership
Any member may resign from the AFEM by giving written notice to the Board.
Change of Membership Category
Any AFEM member who wishes to change their category of membership may do so by making a written application to the Board and providing appropriate documentation for the category of application. If the change in category is not approved, the member will retain their previous membership category.