The Emergency Medicine Kenya (EMK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works alongside National and County governments and stakeholders to ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya. To strengthen the emergency care systems in Kenya and in line with the WHO resolution on Emergency Care Systems for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the foundation working in collaboration with the National and County governments, recently mapped out all the public healthcare facilities (including FBOs and NGOs) that have the ability to provide emergency medical care in Kenya (PROJECT 47). Majority of the emergency departments lacked basic emergency care equipment and supplies necessary to provide quality life-saving emergency care.
The “Adopt-an-ED” concept was developed by the EMK Foundation as an effort in assisting these public emergency departments in Kenya to address their needs. There are 5 main areas of need identified:
- Essential emergency care equipment (5-Socket Oxygen Manifold, Vital Signs Monitors, Portable Ventilator and ECG Machine)
- Emergency care treatment guidelines and training for all emergency care centre staff
- Basic furniture for the emergency department (waiting room chairs, consulting tables and chairs and patient couches)
- Emergency Hotline installation
- Repair and maintenance of the emergency department building(s)
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By 'Adopting-an-ED' you and/or your organisation will be recognised for the contribution through a plaque on the wall and be invited for the official opening of the refurbished emergency department. Above all else, you will ensure that you and everyone in the community have timely access to quality lifesaving emergency care, every time, everywhere.
For more details on how you can be part of our efforts to strengthen emergency care in Kenya, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 2100054 or 0710 633855.