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New Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation is up and running!

13 May 2015

From EM Kenya Foundation creator, Ben Wachira:

"Over the last couple of years I have worked on various projects and in various ways all geared to improving emergency care in Kenya. We have made some useful strides in the right direction and I believe working together we will definitely achieve more.

 In this regard, we have established the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation as a vehicle to promote emergency care education and research and unite all players invested in Emergency Care development in Kenya in one way or another.


To this end, we have already established a website ( ) and also various social media sites (FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+ and YouTube) to promote emergency care education and highlight the research activities that have already been carried out (Published Research) or are still on-going (Current Research). If you are currently doing any research in Kenya, you can submit any of your proposal abstract for inclusion here (Submit). This will help us know what is going on locally and hopefully improve on collaborations both locally and internationally


The website is constantly being upgraded and we welcome any suggestions on any improvements that need to be done on the site to achieve all the above objectives and help promote evidence based emergency care education and collaborative research in Kenya.


Thank you for all your help and looking forward to working together in the future."

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.