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Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda

by Global Emergency Care Collaborative
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Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Saving Lives With Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
Sep 29, 2014

Access to Health Is a Human Right

JB prepping the x-rays
JB prepping the x-rays

As we transition from the long, warm days of summer to shorter, cooler days in North America, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for believing, like I do, that access to quality emergency care is a human right for everyone across the globe. This right to health includes access to timely, acceptable, and affordable health care of appropriate quality. I know you are with me on this because, as a past GECC donor, you have spoken with your pocket book. Because of you and other donors like you, we continue to fight, day in and day out, to increase access to quality emergency care in Uganda and beyond. For your crucial role in this fight, I sincerely thank you.

At the same time, I woukld like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that the ECPs bring to their job everyday - saving thousands of lives with care, compassion, and professionalism. To demonstrate, I'd like to share a story with you. A 32-year-old woman came to the Emergency Department complaining of abdominal pain and in shock. One of the junior ECPs was able to do an ultrasound and diagnose her with a ruptured ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in her fallopian tube that had burst and was causing life-threatening internal bleeding). She was quickly taken to the operating room for surgery to stop the bleeding and has recovered and is now doing well. Without your continued support of the ECP program, this young mother five would very possibly have died that day.

Because vulnerable and marginalized groups in societies tend to bear an undue proportion of health problems, I hope you will continue to walk with me on this journey to increase life-saving access to emergency care services in Uganda and beyond. Thank you for being a part of the solution and please consider renewing your donation. The final Global Giving match day with be on October 15th when Global Giving will match 30% of all donations up to $1,000. This is a great way to maximize the impact of every dollar you donate.

If you continue to be believe in the GECC and our work, please consider spreading the word about our work to continue helping those who need it most.

Best regards,

Tom Neill, MPH, MBA
Operations Director

ECP - Tedie at work
ECP - Tedie at work
ECP - Alfunsi leading a procedural sedation
ECP - Alfunsi leading a procedural sedation
Mother and daughter outside ED
Mother and daughter outside ED
A little football outside the ED
A little football outside the ED
ECP- Richard doing a wound check on a peds patient
ECP- Richard doing a wound check on a peds patient

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Global Emergency Care Collaborative

Location: Oak Park, IL - USA
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Project Leader:
Stacey Chamberlain
Oak Park, IL United States

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