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 African Conference on Emergency Medicine (AfCEM) is the biennial scientific conference that brings together stakeholders in African emergency care from Africa and the world. Previous conferences have been held in Ghana, Ethiopia, Egypt, Rwanda, Kenya, and Ghana. The Accra Ghana 2022 conference had 410 participants from 35 countries. AfCEM 2024 will take place in Botswana from November 6th-8th.
WHO/ ICRC Basic Emergency Care is a collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a response to the need to train emergency care providers in the low-resource context to pilot the Basic Emergency Care course (BEC): a five-day short course targeting clinical providers who have no formal training in emergency care, but are regularly exposed to medical emergencies. The course, which provides foundational knowledge in emergency care for a broad range of clinical providers, has been successfully piloted in three African countries thus far: Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. As of 2023, there are 131 BEC courses, 2642 providers trained, and 51 BEC ToT (Training of Trainers) courses.
AFEM Research Course is a new course piloted in 2023 and designed to suit researchers of all levels to build capacity with LMICs.
Nursing, Francophone, Student's Council, DELTA and Pre-hospital Group Activities: Webinars, Training exercises and workshops made by our working groups.