The Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly (WHA) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 21st to 30th May 2023. With the theme “WHO at 75: Saving lives, driving health for all,” this year’s Health Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution that called for timely additional global efforts to strengthen the planning and provision of quality emergency, critical and […]
Emergency Medicine Personnel in the country will undergo comprehensive training and accreditation processes to ensure the safety and well-being of patients.
The status and future of emergency care in the Republic of Kenya Lee JA, Wanjiku G, Nduku N, Alusio AR, Kharel R, Simiyu JT, Wachira BW Afr J Emerg Med. 2022;Mar;12(1):48-52. doi: 10.1016/j.afjem.2021.11.003
The Ministry of Health, today, launched the Kenya Emergency Medical Care (EMC) Policy 2020-2030 and the Kenya Emergency Medical Care Strategy 2020-2025, to promote healthcare among citizens in need of emergency treatment. The Kenya Emergency Medical Care (EMC) Policy 2020-2030 is the first-ever policy in Kenya that seeks to establish a working Emergency Medical Care (EMC) System as […]
Harnessing technology can greatly improve emergency care access, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
In order to provide quality emergency care, emergency care centres need to be developed with an understanding of current geographical disparities and careful planning to create a network of emergency care centres that is sufficient to meet the needs of the population. This is key to ensure country-wide access to emergency care within the “golden hour” window.
Utilisation of bystander training programs targeted at groups such as boda-boda riders and PSV drivers can assist in closing prehospital emergency care management gaps; while the creation of trauma centres institutes the first step in creating a trauma network to more efficiently address post-crash emergency care.