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The African Federation for Emergency Medicine is an international coordinating consortium of African national emergency medicine organisations. Emergency Medicine is a field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of episodic undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders; it further encompasses the skills and understanding for the development of pre-hospital and inhospital emergency medical systems.

The Support a Delegate program is a conference sponsorship program with a difference. AFEM encourages peer to peer sponsorship where developed region delegates sponsor their peers from the developing world. The sponsorship is partial, as delegates requesting sponsorship are expected to finance their own travel to the conference venue. Does it work? In 2009 (the first year of the program) Support a Delegate helped to sponsor 13 delegates, and in 2011 that number more than doubled to 29. We need your help to continue improving access to academic conferences for emergency care workers from developing regions.

The African Journal of Emergency Medicine (AfJEM) is the official journal of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal aimed in particular at supporting emergency care across Africa. AfJEM publishes original research, reviews, brief reports of scientific investigations, case reports as well as commentary and correspondence related to topics of scientific, ethical, social and economic importance to emergency care in Africa. AfJEM is uniquely tailored to the needs and requirements of emergency care workers dedicated to improving emergency medicine in Africa. It will be ideal reading material for physicians, nurses and pre-hospital care workers wishing to improve their knowledge on general emergency medicine, trauma care, paediatrics, injury and disease prevention, service improvement, policy and ethics, disaster preparedness and response, and all other aspects of emergency care. In keeping with the African Federation for Emergency Medicine, it is our aim to be recognised as the international voice of quality emergency medical care in Africa. We need your help to continue universal access to AfJEM.

The Ebola Project (theebolaproject.org) is an African initiative working to develop an Ebola information, communication, and education (ICE) platform, to allow access to accurate and credible Ebola-specific health content throughout Africa. It aims to present existing Ebola information from internationally-approved sources in a user friendly and target-specific way, to give communities, care givers, and corporations access to best practice solutions. The African Federation for Emergency Medicine is providing strategic and technical expertise to The Ebola Project, and we need your help to combat this global crisis and strengthen health systems across Africa.