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.
Aug 23, 2016

Building a Head of Steam in 2016

The GECC team at our Chicago Fundraiser in August
The GECC team at our Chicago Fundraiser in August

GECC is a small, nonprofit doing big things. We've been hard at work in 2016 growing the ECP Training Program and prerparing to launch the new class of ECP students at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. Here's a quick update of some recent GECC successes:

1. 2015 Annual Report: We published our 2015 Annual Report in June. Highlights include:

  • Updates on the new expansion of the ECP Program to Masaka Hospital
  • A First: 100% Ugandan Ground Team
  • The Global Emergency Medicine Short Course at Masaka
  • ECP Graduation at Nyakibale
  • Received over $1 million of in-kind donations in 2015

2. 2016 Annual Meeting: GECC held its Annual Meeting in Chicago during the first week of August. It was a very busy few days, but much was accomplished. The team was excited to be together and plan for the coming year as we build up the Masaka ECP Training Program.

3. Lagunitas Brewing Company Fundraising Event: On August 1st, GECC held a funraising event at Lagunitas Brewiong Company in Chicago. The event was coupled with GECC Annual Meeting. Thanks to the generosity and support of those in attendence, we raised over $7,500 that will directly support the training of life saving Emergency Care Practitioners in Uganda! All of us from GECC really enjoyed the great company, delicious beer, and fine Chicago hospitality.

4. In case you missed it, Brian Rice, GECC's Research Director, published an important article in the journal, Pediatrics: Mortality in Children Under Five Receiving Nonphysician Clinician Emergency Care in Uganda.

We are very thankful for all of your support, generosity, and encouragement through the years. It makes this work possible!

Sincerely,

Tom Neill
Operations Director

Stacey Chamberlain, co-Founder, emcees the event
Stacey Chamberlain, co-Founder, emcees the event
August 1st fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewery
August 1st fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewery
GECC Annual Meeting
GECC Annual Meeting

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Jun 14, 2016

Your Donation In Action

The Masaka team outside the ED
The Masaka team outside the ED

GECC has been hard at work this spring, so I wanted to share a story with you that highlights how your donations have been instrumental in building an education system and saving lives. The following blog post excerpt was written by Rashidah Nambaziira, GECC's Program Coordinator at Masaka.

Every once in a while something happens that reminds me of why the work GECC is doing is invaluable, and worth the effort we all put in. GECC recently started training nurses at Masaka Hospital, which presents a whole new set of challenges because it’s a public hospital: there are more patients who are sicker, and the resources are limited to what the government provides as part of free health care to the public.

Over the past six months, the progress in the ED at Masaka is very evident in both the patient outcomes and the changes in ED patient management. It’s even more evident in the stories the ECPs, the GECC research team, and the ED nurses tell about the impact of the training on management of individual patients. This story is an example of that impact. 

While working in my office, which is in the same building as the ED, I heard a loud cry from the ED; this is not unusual since we get a lot of patients screaming from pain. I went in anyway, because the crying seemed to increase with more people joining in.


You can read the rest of the post on our blog. Please be aware there is some language about blood and lacerations in the post.

In addition, we wanted to remind you of an upcoming fundraising Match Day on June 15th. Increase you impact as Global Giving will match ALL donations to GECC by 50%. Starting at 9am ET sharp, every $100 you donate to GECC will result in a $150 donation until matching funds run out. As a reminder, last year matching funds ran out in one hour, so please contribute at 9am ET sharp to maximize your donation.

We are very thankful for all of your support, generosity, and encouragement through the years. It makes this work possible!

Sincerely,

Tom Neill
Operations Director

ECPs, Richard & Serena, at the ICEM conference
ECPs, Richard & Serena, at the ICEM conference
Just outside the ED at Nyakibale
Just outside the ED at Nyakibale

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May 26, 2016

Your Donations In Action

The Masaka Team outside the ED
The Masaka Team outside the ED

GECC has been hard at work this spring, so I wanted to share a story with you that highlights how your donations have been instrumental in building an education system and saving lives. The following blog post excerpt was written by Rashidah Nambaziira, GECC's Program Coordinator at Masaka.

Every once in a while something happens that reminds me of why the work GECC is doing is invaluable, and worth the effort we all put in. GECC recently started training nurses at Masaka Hospital, which presents a whole new set of challenges because it’s a public hospital: there are more patients who are sicker, and the resources are limited to what the government provides as part of free health care to the public.

Over the past six months, the progress in the ED at Masaka is very evident in both the patient outcomes and the changes in ED patient management. It’s even more evident in the stories the ECPs, the GECC research team, and the ED nurses tell about the impact of the training on management of individual patients. This story is an example of that impact. 

While working in my office, which is in the same building as the ED, I heard a loud cry from the ED; this is not unusual since we get a lot of patients screaming from pain. I went in anyway, because the crying seemed to increase with more people joining in.


You can read the rest of the post on our blog. Please be aware there is some language about blood and lacerations in the post.

In addition, we wanted to remind you of an upcoming fundraising Match Day on June 15th. Increase you impact as Global Giving will match ALL donations to GECC by 50%. Starting at 9am ET, every $100 you donate to GECC will result in a $150 donation until matching funds run out.

We are very thankful for all of your support, generosity, and encouragement through the years. It makes this work possible!

Sincerely,

Tom Neill
Operations Director

ECPs, Richard & Serena, at the ICEM conference
ECPs, Richard & Serena, at the ICEM conference
Nyakibale Hospital outside the ED
Nyakibale Hospital outside the ED

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