This is a session delivered by and for women practising emergency care in the pre-hospital and in-hospital setting in Africa. The objectives of this meeting are to:
- Inspire and empower women to healthily and productively engage with emergency care provision
- Collaborate and network with colleagues across the African Continent and around the Globe.
- Share resources that enrich our roles in the African emergency care system
An engaging and interactive program is being organised to focus on unique Strengths, Privileges and Challenges that women face in the African Emergency Care System.
If you need more information about the event and have an interest to participate or sponsor this event, feel free to contact the following organizing team representatives: Ivy Muya (firstname.lastname@example.org), Upendo George (email@example.com), Eva Niyibizi (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Irene Opiyo (email@example.com)
The African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) envisions an Africa where high-quality emergency care is realised for all. We strive to strengthen emergency care systems in Africa, through leading collaborative efforts and championing advocacy. We drive the strategic research agenda, provide guidance for education and training, and facilitate the development of sustainable policies and frameworks to strengthen emergency care systems in Africa.
The AFEM Nursing Committee was established to create a framework to guide the development of emergency nursing practice in Africa. The group comprises African and international emergency nursing colleagues with experience in clinical practice, research, education and leadership. The remit of the group included delineation of levels of emergency nursing practice, evaluation of cognitive and psychomotor skill sets, and consideration of movement between levels of emergency nursing practice in Africa. This then led to the development of the African Emergency Nursing Curriculum (AENC) and the pilot of the Global Nursing Mentorship Programme.
AFEM’s out of hospital emergency care (OHEC) Committee is comprised of African and international physicians with expertise in developing and expanding pre-hospital emergency care systems. Through extensive consensus processes, the committee has developed strategic guidance around topics such as emergency medical dispatch and pre-hospital provider training. OHEC has identified 6 priority areas for out-of-hospital emergency care system development in Africa: clinical care, communication, public access, education, governance, and transportation.
DELTA EM, is the emergency medicine trainees branch of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine. It serves as the voice of Emergency Medicine Trainees in Africa and supports Trainees in improving their professional growth as Emergency Care Practitioners.
The African Journal of Emergency Medicine (AfJEM) is the official journal of AFEM. It is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal aimed 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 entirely open-source and is available online. Neither authors nor subscribers pay to publish or access published material. Visit the AfJEM website for more information and to read the latest edition. Visit the AfJEM website to learn more.