These affiliate organisations work closely with AFEM to improve Emergency Care throughout Africa.
Emergency Care Society of South Africa
The Emergency Care Society of South Africa (ECSSA) is a professional society and non-profit organisation representing pre-hospital emergency care workers in South Africa. Although organised pre-hospital emergency care has been present in South Africa since the 1970s, there has never been a society dedicated solely to pursuing the wellbeing of patients in this environment, nor the professional interests of those caring for them. ECSSA aims to fulfil this role.
Officially launched in 2010, after initial formation and development in 2009, ECSSA has begun to move beyond this formative phase. The second Pre-hospital Emergency Care Conference was held in Johannesburg in September 2011, under the auspices of ECSSA. Additionally, the Society launched a quarterly publication (accessible from this site) called Sanguine in 2011. Future efforts for the consolidation of ECSSA include growing membership, developing regional activities, interfacing more effectively with other emergency care-related organisations and formulation of position statements in a variety of pre-hospital emergency care practices, among others.
For more information, please visit www.ecssa.org.za.
College of Emergency Medicine (United Kingdom)
The College is established to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine. The College is responsible for setting standards of training and administering examinations in Emergency Medicine for the award of Fellowship and Membership of the College as well as recommending trainees for CCT in Emergency Medicine. The College works to ensure high quality care by setting and monitoring standards of care, and providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.
For more information, visit http://www.collemergencymed.ac.uk/
The Larrey Society
The Larrey Society is an informal non bureaucratic discussion forum open to former and current management and frontline paramedics from the NHS, independent and voluntary ambulance sectors, together with thought leaders from the healthcare and academic communities.
For more information, visit www.thelarreysociety.org
The International Centre for Excellence in Emergency Medicine
The International Centre for Excellence in Emergency Medicine (CEEM), is a collaborative partnership between the Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa, through EMCT and the Notfallzentrum of the Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland.
The Centre’s aim is to deal with often ignored or forgotten issues pertinent to the successful rendition of high-quality care, such as patient safety issues, critical clinical thinking, Emergency Centre Management and many more.
For more information, visit www.ceem.info