Strengthening emergency care across AfricaAfrican Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) Learn MoreDonate
Injuries kill more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB combined
1 in 2 deaths in low- and middle-income countries are due to causes treatable by Emergency Care
Some countries have no hospital with an Emergency Department
Most countries in Africa have no formally trained paramedics
This burden is felt in Africa more than anywhere else
Most health workers have received no specialised Emergency Training
The African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM), founded in November 2009, represents a broad coalition of national societies, organisations, and individuals from over 40 countries dedicated to securing high-quality emergency care for all people across Africa. Our model to achieve this has six components.
We advocate for emergency care to be prioritised by global stakeholders on global platforms.
We foster global collaborations and partnerships for emergency care development in Africa.
We drive the strategic research agenda to ensure that the development of emergency care in Africa is based on evidence specific to the African context.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
We guide the development of emergency care curriculums, courses, and training programs across Africa for all tiers of the emergency care system.
POLICIES & FRAMEWORKS
We develop comprehensive policies and frameworks alongside governments and stakeholders to support the adoption of robust emergency care systems across Africa.
We’re running 35 projects
across 25 countries
with over 100 collaborators
from 40 different countries.
AFEM’s resources are Africa-specific for clinical, nursing, and pre-hospital emergency care. Our materials are almost entirely open-source and provide guidance for leadership development, education and training, advocacy and policy.
Many of our resources have been written and reviewed by global leaders in emergency care.
We’re working across the continent to ensure that when emergencies happen, care is there. But we need your help.
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AFEM offers a variety of opportunities to support and get involved with our work. Learn more about the different ways you can support AFEM.
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