Global Emergency Care
Global Emergency Care (GEC) runs a two-year, emergency medicine training program for non-physician clinicians, in collaboration with local and national institutions. The Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) program is designed to teach symptoms based emergency medicine, alongside an educational train-the-trainer component. After completion of the course, the ECPs work as qualified clinicians and teach the incoming classes of ECP students. The goal is to build a scalable, emergency care system, with our graduates teaching courses across the country.
Every year, thousands of people in Uganda, many of them children, die needlessly because they don’t have access to emergency care. In a country that currently lacks any Ugandan-trained emergency care physicians, many people are dying from easily treatable conditions such as diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, or injuries because they don’t get the right care or any care at all. GEC saves lives by teaching healthcare providers how to recognize and treat these illnesses and injuries quickly and effectively.
What we do works. Since 2009, GEC-trained ECPs have treated more than 80,000 patients who otherwise would not have received care. Many more patients are surviving due to the training we’ve provided. Our goal is to grow the program so that all Ugandans will have access to lifesaving emergency care.
At GEC, we believe health care is a human right. That is why our mission is to create access to lifesaving medical care for all Ugandans.