Uganda currently lacks emergency care physicians who can quickly identify and manage easily treatable conditions such as malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea or injuries. Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC) saves lives by training healthcare providers how to recognize and treat these illnesses and injuries. GECC’s flagship program is its two year train-the-trainer Emergency Care Practitioner program. Over the past six years, GECC has developed this innovative training program in acute care at Nyakibale Hospital in rural, southwestern Uganda. GECC has Emergency Care Partitioner programs in Cambodia and Kenya as well.
In 2015, we had the privilege of supporting the GECC training program at Nyakibale Hospital with a donation of medical diagnostic equipment. Equipment will continue to be used by all GECC staff and training practitioners.