GECC improves access to quality, sustainable emergency care in resource-limited settings

International Women’s Day

Mar

6

2015

March 8th is International Women’s Day. This year the global theme is Make it Happen, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women. Around the world, organizations, governments, and women’s groups come together to mark the past, present, and future economic, political,...

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Initial Impressions from Masaka

Mar

4

2015

Written by: Kevin Fischer, Research Associate, GECC Masaka, Uganda is full of grasshoppers, matooke (a starch that looks like a green banana but tastes like a plantain), wonderful people, a vibrant culture, and is home to Global Emergency Care Collaborative’s most recent undertaking at Masaka Regional...

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Welcome Ben McIsaac – Uganda Program Director

Feb

20

2015

Global Emergency Care Collaborative would like to extend a warm and gracious welcome to Ben McIsaac, our new Uganda Program Director. Ben has already been hard at work at Nyakibale since December and we are lucky to have him. We are thrilled about the skills and expertise that Ben brings to GECC and...

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Exciting New Partnership

Jan

27

2015

Global Emergency Care Collaborative is excited to announce our new partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Last month, GECC was awarded a two-year grant to save children’s lives by training non-physician clinicians to provide acute, emergency care services at Masaka Regional Referral...

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Seven Years of Progress

Dec

12

2014

Written by: Dr. Heather Hammerstedt, Executive Director One brisk “ring” and then silence. I jolt from a deep, and too short, sleep into the darkness of the Nyakibale guest house in rural Uganda. Confused at first, I listen to the drops of rain on the metal roof vibrate before I realize that my mobile...

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A Team Comes Together

Nov

25

2014

Written by Caleb Dresser, GECC Program Director It’s been ten months since the Junior Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) started their training. They’ve sat through hundreds of hours of lectures, taken four tests and countless quizzes, and worked a full-time schedule in the Emergency Department...

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Emergency Care: Growing the Dream in Uganda

Nov

21

2014

John Bosco, one of the original ECPs from Nyakibale Hospital, has started his own blog about emergency care in Uganda, entilted: Emergency Care: Growing the Dream in Uganda. Strong work, JB. GECC is proud of your leadership and initiative. Keep up the great work. Subscribe to it HERE Share this: Share Facebook Email Twitter LinkedIn Google Tumblr StumbleUpon Reddit

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ECP Educational Outreach in Ibanda

Nov

3

2014

Written by: Caleb Dresser, Uganda Program Director In addition to their clinical role in the Emergency Department, GECC’s Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) are dedicated educators. This week, two of our Qualified ECPs, Birungi Alfunsi and John Bosco, put their teaching skills to work as instructors...

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A Light Solution

Oct

27

2014

Written by Kevin Fischer,  GECC Research Associate The power goes out and the Emergency Department freezes. No one moves. JB, who is in the middle of suturing a scalp laceration, has to wait patiently for the generator to kick in and the lights to come back on. When the light returns, he has to lean...

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Challenges of Emergency Care in a Low-Resource Setting

Oct

22

2014

Written by: Amy Walsh, MD, GECC Volunteer Physician One of the great privileges and challenges of providing emergency care is the need to be prepared to provide life-saving and disability preventing procedures at a moment’s notice. This can be especially challenging when the condition is rare. Some...

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