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, 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 a key component of the healthcare system in the country. The policy also speaks to the World Health Assembly resolution WHA 72.16 of 21 May 2019 which urged member states to create policies for sustainable funding, effective governance and universal access to safe, high-quality, needs-based emergency care for all as part of universal health coverage. In developing this policy, the Ministry of Health (MOH) aims to ensure access to the highest standards of emergency medical care in Kenya as envisioned in The Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the Health Act (2017) which guarantees every Kenyan the right to emergency medical treatment.
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The 5th African Conference on Emergency Medicine (#AfCEM20) was an exclusively digital experience that engaged a diverse group of attendees from across Africa and other regions of the world.
#AfCEM20 featured more than 500 emergency care professionals and hours of intensive education living up to its reputation as Africa’s largest emergency care educational event and the best place for networking and connecting to some of the most respected and known emergency care practitioners in Africa and the world.