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

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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Education and Empowerment in the Fight against Ebola

Oct

8

2014

Written by: Dr. Stacey Chamberlain, GECC Vice-President and Co-founder Ebola has been all over the news. While the epidemic rages on in West Africa, those of us elsewhere in the world have been talking about how to prepare ourselves to prevent spread of this deadly disease. Nowhere is this more important...

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The Power of Patient Care

Sep

29

2014

Written by: Kevin Fisher, GECC Research Assistant Global Emergency Care Collaborative is an organization that thrives on teaching, learning, and most of all, working together to mobilize limited resources into the best medical care possible. The Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) are highly trained...

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Your Donations In Action

Sep

16

2014

GECC’s Emergency Care Practitioners send a huge thank-you to the Bancroft School in Worcester, Massachusetts for donating computers to support GECC’s educational work. New iMac in ED Here Jovita, JB, Irene, and the Program Director, Caleb, review a slideshow on shortness of breath in emergency...

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Back from the Brink: Emergency Care Is a Necessary Link in the Malaria Chain of Survival

Jul

11

2014

Written by: Caleb Dresser, Uganda Program Director Precious was sick; she was too weak to hold her head up, too tired to cry as her father carried her into the Emergency Department. Her two and a half year-old body lay motionless on the stretcher, her skin unnaturally pale. Precious and her parents had...

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A Noble Cause Thanks to Global Collaborators

Jul

7

2014

Written by: Kisoke Tobias – Research Coordinator, Uganda Sitting in the emergency department (ED) at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, it’s common to hear attendants and patients say “Nindi mu emergency”- literally meaning “am in the ED”. Over the years that the Nyakibale ED has operated, its gained...

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ECP Splinting Workshop

Jun

24

2014

The Junior Emergency Care Practitioners recently participated in a procedure workshop during which they had the opportunity to practice and demonstrate their new knowledge of orthopedic traumas. This hands-on education session focused on the management of fracture reductions and advanced splinting and...

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GECC’s New Uganda Program Director!

Jun

11

2014

Global Emergency Care Collaborative would like to extend a warm and hearty welcome to our new Uganda Program Director – Caleb Dresser. Caleb has already been hard at work at Nyakibale for over a month now and we are lucky to have him. We are very excited about the skills and expertise that Caleb...

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Reflections: Past and Present

May

20

2014

I am just returning from a trip to East Africa that included a brief stay at our pilot site at Nyakibale Hospital. Having spent the past eight years working to develop sustainable emergency programs in Africa, I sometimes feel things progress mpora mpora (slowly, slowly in the local language in western...

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New GECC Research Published!

May

1

2014

GECC is very proud of Dr. Heather Hammerstedt’s recent publication in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Her paper discusses how GECC’s work at Karoli Lwanga Hospital in rural Uganda established the first emergency care specialist training program in Uganda and why it’s important. The World Health...

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