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Dec 8, 2017

Let's Celebrate This Landmark Achievement

First-Ever ECP Diploma Class
First-Ever ECP Diploma Class

2017 has been a banner year for GEC. Not only did we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, but after 10 years of hard work we implemented both the government sponsored ECP Diploma program and the Master of Medicine emergency physician training program. None of these important successes would have been possible without YOU!

You have enabled this landmark accomplishment that will greatly improve the sustainability of our programming as it truly integrates our training program into the local educational system. Thank you!

Imagine if you went to nursing or medical school, and at the end, you didn’t receive an actual diploma and a nationally recognized degree. You wouldn’t be able to use your life saving clinical skills because employers would not recognize your expertise without that piece of paper.

So after many years of fine-tuning our curriculum and working with our Ugandan partners including Masaka Hospital, MUST, and the Ministry of Health, this roll-out is a big step in the creation of a workforce of Ugandan emergency practitioners that will have the skills to treat acutely sick and injured patients. All because of you!

We are thrilled to welcome and present your first class of ECP Diploma trainees (pictured above): Joyce Nakajja, Winifred Auma, Mohammad Kyambadde, Edward Kasiira, Henry Kagaba, Harriet Ijangolet, Jane Frances Birungi, John Twesigye

To build on 2017's successes and begin preparing for 2018, we have kicked off our annual Year End Fundraising Challenge. This year, our goal is to raise $25,000 by Dec. 31st to fund 8 ECPs for the 2018 class. We are off to a great start having reached 54% of our goal, but we need your help to cross the finish line.

Can we count on you to educate new, local leaders committed to saving lives throughout their careers?

Wishing you and yours a happy and health holiday season!

Best regards,
Tom

GEC team at Masaka Hospital
GEC team at Masaka Hospital

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Dec 8, 2017

Let's Celebrate This Landmark Achievement

First-Ever ECP Diploma Class
First-Ever ECP Diploma Class

2017 has been a banner year for GEC. Not only did we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, but after 10 years of hard work we implemented both the government sponsored ECP Diploma program and the Master of Medicine emergency physician training program. None of these important successes would have been possible without YOU!

You have enabled this landmark accomplishment that will greatly improve the sustainability of our programming as it truly integrates our training program into the local educational system. Thank you!

Imagine if you went to nursing or medical school, and at the end, you didn’t receive an actual diploma and a nationally recognized degree. You wouldn’t be able to use your life saving clinical skills because employers would not recognize your expertise without that piece of paper.

So after many years of fine-tuning our curriculum and working with our Ugandan partners including Masaka Hospital, MUST, and the Ministry of Health, this roll-out is a big step in the creation of a workforce of Ugandan emergency practitioners that will have the skills to treat acutely sick and injured patients. All because of you!

We are thrilled to welcome and present your first class of ECP Diploma trainees (pictured above): Joyce Nakajja, Winifred Auma, Mohammad Kyambadde, Edward Kasiira, Henry Kagaba, Harriet Ijangolet, Jane Frances Birungi, John Twesigye

To build on 2017's successes and begin preparing for 2018, we have kicked off our annual Year End Fundraising Challenge. This year, our goal is to raise $25,000 by Dec. 31st to fund 8 ECPs for the 2018 class. We are off to a great start having reached 54% of our goal, but we need your help to cross the finish line.

Can we count on you to educate new, local leaders committed to saving lives throughout their careers?

Wishing you and yours a happy and health holiday season!

Best regards,
Tom

GEC team at Masaka Hospital
GEC team at Masaka Hospital

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Sep 13, 2017

Official ECP Diploma Program Begins!

Inaugural ECP Diploma Program Class
Inaugural ECP Diploma Program Class

I've got great news to report. GEC received final approval from the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) on the Emergency Care Practitioner Dip;oma program. After formal approval was received, representatives from the NCHE completed a site visit to Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) and Masaka Hospital to finalize the process. We received final approval to begin recruiting ECP students in August and the formal ECP Diploma program began Monday, September 11th with the first class of 9 ECPs. 

This is a huge accomplishment for us as we have been working hard for 10 years to formalize the ECP Diploma program within the Ugandan medical education system with the backing of the Allied Health Council and the Ministry of Health. We are so excited to share this news with you because without your generosity and support this nevber would have been possible. We appreciate your ongoing belief in us and in the work to bring emergency care to all of Uganda. With this major step forward, we are well on our.

Although we are very excited abouyt this next step in the progression of Emergency Medicine development in Uganda, we understand that this is only another step in our mission to make life saving medical care available to all Ugandans. We are excited to be on our way. Training quality clinicians and quality educators is our vision for the ECP Diploma program at Masaka and with your continued support we will make it happen!

 

Best regards,
Tom Neill
Operation Director
ECP Trainers at Masaka: Liz, Teddy & JB
ECP Trainers at Masaka: Liz, Teddy & JB
Liz & JB evaluating a patient at Masaka
Liz & JB evaluating a patient at Masaka

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