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Mar 23, 2017

Spring Is In The Air

Outside the ED at Nyakibale Hospital
Outside the ED at Nyakibale Hospital

Hello friends,

Happy Spring! As you know, GECC is a small nonprofit doing big things. We've been hard at work in 2017 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. New partnership with LifeNet International: Recently, GECC and LifeNet jointly applied for a grant from AllPeopleBeHappy Foundation to increase access to emergency care in the Masaka District in Uganda. GECC's ECPs will provide emergency care trainings to LifeNet's nurse managers and nurses, who will in turn provide life saving care at smaller, rural health districts in Masaka. Together, we will work on improving the referral system for sicker patients from health clinics to Masaka Hospital for advanced care.

2. Nyakibale ECP's graduate to Seniors: Four junior ECPs from Nyakibale, Pearl, Baniga, Bennifer, and Cleophus, graduated to senior ECPs in January. All four have been progressing in their clinical skills and classroom learning. Since their transition to seniors, they continue to build additional skills, like education, into their repertoire.

3. Imaging the World Workshop: We have partnered with Imaging the World to host a three-day ultrasound training workshop at Masaka Hospital. Imaging the World has created a new sustainable model for ultrasound imaging, making basic life-saving diagnosis accessible in the poorest regions. We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to continued collaboration.

4. In case you missed it, Dr. Omeed Saghafi wrote a testimonial about his time as a GECC volunteer in Nyakibale. He discusses how 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.

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

Masaka team at the hospital
Masaka team at the hospital
Pearl, Baniga, Benifer & Cleophus- New Senior ECPs
Pearl, Baniga, Benifer & Cleophus- New Senior ECPs

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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'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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