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AFEM Affiliates

These affiliate organisations work closely with AFEM to improve Emergency Care throughout Africa.

ECSSA LogoEmergency 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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South Africa

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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.