Projects

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The goal of Project 47 is to assess the current state and locations of emergency departments in all 47 counties in Kenya, identify gaps, and set priority actions for use by County Governments, planners and partners as a roadmap toward universal emergency care coverage.

 

 


 

The Universal Emergency Care Project aims to develop an integrated approach to early recognition and management of medical emergencies that can significantly reduce the Burden of Emergency Care in Kenya.

 

 


 

The Emergency Care Symposium is an annual event held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya every June bringing together close to 500 delegates from all over the world. We garner a prestigious panel of international speakers and experts from around Kenya who promote emergency care in Kenya and provide the latest in evidence-based emergency care practices. The target audience includes healthcare providers/students (doctors, pharmacists, clinical officers, nurses, and pre-hospital providers), policy makers and interested members of the public.

 

 


The Injury Prevention and Safety Initiative (TIPSI©)is an independent initiative under the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF) that brings together local health care professionals to improve injury outcomes in Kenya.

Injury kills more people every year than HIV, TB and malaria combined, and the overwhelming majority of these deaths occurring low- and middle-income countries (WHO). Currently, 86.3 deaths per 100,000 in Kenya are attributable to injuries and 3,363 DALYs per 100,000 population are lost each year to injuries. More than 27% of injury-related deaths result from Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs). Several studies show a dramatic increase in RTIs over the last four decades: Between 1962 and 1998, RTIs increased 300% and RTI-related fatalities increased more than 400%.

Given these trends, TIPSI© aims to provide guidance to stakeholders on the medical aspects of injury to reduce the morbidity and mortality.

 

 

 


The Emergency Care Equipment project (ECUIP©) aims to empower public emergency departments across the country to better handle medical emergencies through the donation of emergency care equipment and the provision of educational resources, training etc.

 

 


 

 

The Emergency Care Algorithms are a compilation of evidence-based guidelines designed to help emergency care providers make decisions about appropriate emergency care for specific circumstances both in well-resourced and limited-resource settings.

 

 


 

Research and Publications

The Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF) is dedicated to the development of emergency care in Kenya (and other resource-limited settings) through education and research. If you would like to partner with us on our research projects or are interested in doing emergency care research or education in Kenya, kindly send us an email at emkf@emergencymedicinekenya.org.

 

 


 

18 Hours is a Kenyan fictional film written & directed by Njue Kevin, produced by Ruguru Phoebe with Bill Jones Afwani. The film stars Nick Ndeda, Brian Ogola and Sue Wanjiru and follows a rookie paramedic who spends 18 hours in an ambulance for the life of a road crash victim who struggles to get admission into hospital. Rocque Pictures partnered with Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation and Chapter One on this project.