Global Emergency Care Collaborative

GECC's mission is to improve global health by creating or improving access to quality emergency care in the developing world. GECC works with local partners in resource-poor areas to create quality sustainable emergency care systems in developing nations through development of emergency departments and training of local providers.
Dec 30, 2016

Can you imagine life without emergency medicine?

GECC team representing at the AfCEM 2016 in Cairo
GECC team representing at the AfCEM 2016 in Cairo

"The concept of rapid, emergency care which we take for granted in America is not the standard in Uganda. But GECC is helping make it the standard." - Dr. Omeed, GECC volunteer physician

Can you imagine having a very sick loved one in need of emergency care, but having no access to ambulances, emergency rooms, or doctors trained in emergency medicine?  This is the situation everyday in Uganda where GECC trains Emergency Care Providers to treat patients rapidly and save lives.

Don't take my word for it. Read Dr. Omeed's volunteer testimonial to learn how GECC is making the concept of rapid, emergency care a standard in Uganda, not the exception HERE.

We're coming to the end of another successful year at Global Emergency Care Collaborative and we wanted to reach out to THANK YOU! Because of your support, our impact grew tremendously in 2016 with the implementation of a second ECP training program and regional hub at Masaka Hospital. ECPs at Nyakibale and Masaka treated over 20,000 patients this year. Ultimately, we will be training 15 ECPs per year at Masaka and each ECP is expected to treat 40,000 patients in his or her career.

In addition, be sure not to miss our new guest blog post written by Mariel C, GECC's Global Health Fellow. In it, she talks about her experience at the recent African Conference on Emergency Medicine with ECPs, Glorious and Hilary in Cairo.

If you have not done so already, we'd like to make one last appeal in 2016. Would you please consider making a year end gift to GECC today?

Your donation will directly fund the Emergency Care Practitioner Training Program - a one of a kind program designed to make emergency care standard for all Ugandans. Every year, GECC trained ECPs treat over 20,000 patients saving thousands of lives that otherwise would not have survived. Your gift will save even more lives in 2017!  

You can help sustain another year of dynamic programs. Together, we can make emergency medicine the standard in Uganda.

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017!

Best regards,

Tom

ECPs, Glorious & Hilary, at AfCEM 2016 in Cairo
ECPs, Glorious & Hilary, at AfCEM 2016 in Cairo
Rukungiri landscape in southwestern Uganda
Rukungiri landscape in southwestern Uganda
ECP evaluating child in the ED
ECP evaluating child in the ED

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Dec 30, 2016

Can you imagine life without emergency medicine?

GECC team representing at the AfCEM 2016 in Cairo
GECC team representing at the AfCEM 2016 in Cairo

"The concept of rapid, emergency care which we take for granted in America is not the standard in Uganda. But GECC is helping make it the standard." - Dr. Omeed, GECC volunteer physician

Can you imagine having a very sick loved one in need of emergency care, but having no access to ambulances, emergency rooms, or doctors trained in emergency medicine?  This is the situation everyday in Uganda where GECC trains Emergency Care Providers to treat patients rapidly and save lives.

Don't take my word for it. Read Dr. Omeed's volunteer testimonial to learn how GECC is making the concept of rapid, emergency care a standard in Uganda, not the exception HERE.

We're coming to the end of another successful year at Global Emergency Care Collaborative and we wanted to reach out to THANK YOU! Because of your support, our impact grew tremendously in 2016 with the implementation of a second ECP training program and regional hub at Masaka Hospital. ECPs at Nyakibale and Masaka treated over 20,000 patients this year. Ultimately, we will be training 15 ECPs per year at Masaka and each ECP is expected to treat 40,000 patients in his or her career.

In addition, be sure not to miss our new guest blog post written by Mariel C, GECC Global Health Fellow. In it, she talks about her experience at the recent African Conference on Emergency Medicine with ECPs, Glorious and Hilary in Cairo.

If you have not done so already, we'd like to make one last appeal in 2016. Would you please consider making a year end gift to GECC today?

Your donation will directly fund the Emergency Care Practitioner Training Program - a one of a kind program designed to make emergency care standard for all Ugandans. Every year, GECC trained ECPs treat over 20,000 patients saving thousands of lives that otherwise would not have survived. Your gift will save even more lives in 2017!  

You can help sustain another year of dynamic programs. Together, we can make emergency medicine the standard in Uganda.

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017!

Best regards,

Tom

ECPs, Glorious & Hilary, at AfCEM 2016 in Cairo
ECPs, Glorious & Hilary, at AfCEM 2016 in Cairo
Rukungiri landscape in southwestern Uganda
Rukungiri landscape in southwestern Uganda
ECP evaluating child in the ED
ECP evaluating child in the ED

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Nov 28, 2016

Can we count on you to be a hero?

ECPs, Alfunsi and Owen, discussing an x-ray
ECPs, Alfunsi and Owen, discussing an x-ray

Did you know that on November 29th - #GivingTuesday - Global Giving will be matching all donations by 50%?

On that same day, we will be kicking off our annual Year End Fundraising Challenge. This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 by the end of the year to implement and expand our innovative ECP training programs to save lives in the Ugandan communities where we work. That means we need to raise $100 from 500 supporters.

Can we count on you to be a hero this holiday season?

We wouldn't be where we are today without the support of volunteeers and donors, like you. Thank you for supporting GECC! Because of your support, our impact grew tremendously in 2016 with the implementation of a second ECP training program and regional hub at Masaka Hospital. ECPs at Nyakibale and Masaka treated over 20,000 patients this year. Ultimately, we will be training 15 ECPs per year at Masaka and each ECP is expected to treat 40,000 patients in his or her career. Many ECPs trained at Masaka will return to their local hospitals to train ECPs, greatly increasing the accessibility of quality emergency care.

Staring at 12am ET on Nov. 29th / 9pm PT on Nov. 28th, Global Giving will be matching every donation up to $1,000 by 50%. We hope we can count on you to be a hero this holiday season and save lives in the Ugandan communities where we work.

Thank you!

Warm regards,
Tom Neill
Operations Director
Mother and child in the Emergency Department
Mother and child in the Emergency Department
Baby in the Emergency Department
Baby in the Emergency Department
Father and child in the Emergency Department
Father and child in the Emergency Department

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