Goals of AFEM
1. Exchange information on topics of African and international interest
2. Provide a mechanism for African and international collaborative research
3. Provide a mechanism for African and international elective opportunities for trainees in African emergency medicine programs
4. Provide an avenue for African and international sabbatical and exchange opportunities for practitioners of emergency medicine
5. Act as a forum for common problems and approaches to solving problems specific to emergency medicine and the delivery of emergency care in Africa
6. Offer advice and guidance to African emergency care providers in the formation of national associations and training and certification programs
7. Provide a network system of centers to facilitate African cooperation in the event of national or man made disasters
8. Organize an African conference on topics of interest in emergency medicine every 2 years
9. Act as a resource in the development of emergency medical services (out-of-hospital care)
10. Provide support for public education programs related to emergency medicine.
11. Provide policy recommendations on international, public and governmental issues related to emergency medicine.
AFEM supports and endorses the following principles:
1. All countries should provide unrestricted access to emergency health care
2. Emergency medicine encompasses a unique and specified body of knowledge and should be recognized as a distinct independent medical specialty in all
3. The development of the emergency care systems should involve and recognise the valuable contributions from across the full continuum of pre-hospital
care, primary health care practitioners, doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals.