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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 Diploma 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 never 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 way.

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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Jun 19, 2017

Celebrating 10 Years of Saving Lives

Importance of Emergency Care
Importance of Emergency Care

For the month of June, we are celebrating Global Emergency Care's 10th Anniversary of saving lives in Uganda. To do so, we're hosting a month long fundraiser to train 10 new ECPs for an entire year. In addition, throughout June we'll be feature the incredible people that make GEC the success that it is today. Furthermore, we are releasing GEC's new branding that includes a new logo, look, and refreshed identity ready to tackle the next ten years. 

1. 10 for 10 Campaign
Thanks to several generous donors, the first $13,500 donated to GEC will be matched 100%. This means if you donate $100, GEC will receive $200! Our goal is $35,000 to fund the training of 10 new ECPs for an entire year. Give today!

2. People Power
All month, we'll be featuring the amazing people that are the heart of GEC - ECPs, board members, volunteers, and donors. Read our blog to see the features.

3. Fresh New Look, Same Great Work
Thanks to a generous donation from Created for the People we're celebrating 10 years with a new logo and a refreshed identity. We are ready to learn and grow for the next ten years! Learn more

 

Top 10 GEC Accomplishments in 10 Years

10. National Council Higher Education (NCHE) approval of ECP curriculum - The Uganda NCHE provided the official approval of the Emergency Practitioner Diploma program at Mbarara University (MUST) after many years of effort.

9. Published 10 articles on the need and methods of providing resource-limited emergency care in Uganda. Learn more on our Publications page

8. Collaborated with Ugandan Universities (MUST & Makerere) to plan the first ever emergency physician training program in Uganda (MMed)

7. Recruited over 140 physician volunteers to serve as teachers & mentors for Ugandan ECPs - All GEC volunteer physicians donate their own time, money, and expertise to train ECPs in Uganda. All volunteers physicians leave their families, take time off work, and pay their own travel expenses because they believe in GEC's train-the-trainer model, as well as the impact that the ECPs have on the Ugandan population.

6. Creation of the two year train-the-trainer curriculum - This model was developed to expand emergency care throughout Uganda and similar resource limited settings. The train-the-trainer model employs task shifting, whereby non-physician clinicians, rather then emergency physicians, treat patients. By using non-physician clinicians, this program better utilizes the limited healthcare workforce and can be rapidly and inexpensively scaled-up.

5. Collaboration with Masaka Hospital and expansion of the ECP Training Program - In the fall of 2015, GEC hired a research team and started collecting baseline data at Masaka. With NCHE approval, we look to start a new ECP training class in August. Learn more

4. Opening the Nyakibale ED and starting the first functional emergency department in Uganda - After a thorough needs assessment and extensive fundraising, on June 2, 2008, Nyakibale Hospital proudly opened the first truly functional emergency department in Uganda. Learn more

3. Graduated 21 Emergency Care Practitioners who are now saving lives and training new ECPs!

2. Provided over 70,000 thousand patients with emergency care in Uganda! 

1. Every Life Saved!

10 Years of Impact
10 Years of Impact
ECP, Hilary, with patients in the ED at Nyakibale
ECP, Hilary, with patients in the ED at Nyakibale
GEC team in ED at Nyakibale
GEC team in ED at Nyakibale

Links:

Jun 19, 2017

Celebrating 10 Years of Saving Lives

Importance of Emergency Care
Importance of Emergency Care

For the month of June, we are celebrating Global Emergency Care's 10th Anniversary of saving lives in Uganda. To do so, we're hosting a month long fundraiser to train 10 new ECPs for an entire year. In addition, throughout June we'll be feature the incredible people that make GEC the success that it is today. Furthermore, we are releasing GEC's new branding that includes a new logo, look, and refreshed identity ready to tackle the next ten years. 

1. 10 for 10 Campaign
Thanks to several generous donors, the first $13,500 donated to GEC will be matched 100%. This means if you donate $100, GEC will receive $200! Our goal is $35,000 to fund the training of 10 new ECPs for an entire year. Give today!

2. People Power
All month, we'll be featuring the amazing people that are the heart of GEC - ECPs, board members, volunteers, and donors. Read our blog to see the features.

3. Fresh New Look, Same Great Work
Thanks to a generous donation from Created for the People we're celebrating 10 years with a new logo and a refreshed identity. We are ready to learn and grow for the next ten years! Learn more

 

Top 10 GEC Accomplishments in 10 Years

10. National Council Higher Education (NCHE) approval of ECP curriculum - The Uganda NCHE provided the official approval of the Emergency Practitioner Diploma program at Mbarara University (MUST) after many years of effort.

9. Published 10 articles on the need and methods of providing resource-limited emergency care in Uganda. Learn more on our Publications page

8. Collaborated with Ugandan Universities (MUST & Makerere) to plan the first ever emergency physician training program in Uganda (MMed)

7. Recruited over 140 physician volunteers to serve as teachers & mentors for Ugandan ECPs - All GEC volunteer physicians donate their own time, money, and expertise to train ECPs in Uganda. All volunteers physicians leave their families, take time off work, and pay their own travel expenses because they believe in GEC's train-the-trainer model, as well as the impact that the ECPs have on the Ugandan population.

6. Creation of the two year train-the-trainer curriculum - This model was developed to expand emergency care throughout Uganda and similar resource limited settings. The train-the-trainer model employs task shifting, whereby non-physician clinicians, rather then emergency physicians, treat patients. By using non-physician clinicians, this program better utilizes the limited healthcare workforce and can be rapidly and inexpensively scaled-up.

5. Collaboration with Masaka Hospital and expansion of the ECP Training Program - In the fall of 2015, GEC hired a research team and started collecting baseline data at Masaka. With NCHE approval, we look to start a new ECP training class in August. Learn more

4. Opening the Nyakibale ED and starting the first functional emergency department in Uganda - After a thorough needs assessment and extensive fundraising, on June 2, 2008, Nyakibale Hospital proudly opened the first truly functional emergency department in Uganda. Learn more

3. Graduated 21 Emergency Care Practitioners who are now saving lives and training new ECPs!

2. Provided over 70,000 thousand patients with emergency care in Uganda! 

1. Every Life Saved!

10 Years of Impact
10 Years of Impact
ECP, Hilary, with patients in the ED in Nyakibale
ECP, Hilary, with patients in the ED in Nyakibale
GEC team in the ED at Nyakibale
GEC team in the ED at Nyakibale

Links:

 
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