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
This burden is felt in Africa more than anywhere else
Some countries have no hospital with an Emergency Department
Most health workers have received no specialised Emergency Training
Most countries in Africa have no formally trained paramedics
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’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.