Congratulations to Dr. Usha Periyanayagam!
LinkedIn has identified GECC Research Director, Dr. Usha Periyanayagam, as one of the 10 stars changing the way social impact works. Congratulations to Usha for all her hard work. Learn more how Usha's uncovering the best ways to train and equip more medical professionals around the world so they can respond to catastrophic events more effectively HERE.
Global Emergency Care
Every year, thousands of people in Uganda, many of them children, die needlessly because they don’t have access to quality emergency care. In a country that currently lacks any emergency care physicians, many are dying from easily treatable conditions such as diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, or injuries because they don’t get the right care or any care at all. Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC) saves lives by training healthcare providers how to recognize and treat these illnesses and injuries quickly and effectively.
GECC runs a two-year train-the-trainer program for non-physician clinicians, in collaboration with local and national institutions. This is building a scalable emergency care system, with our graduates now teaching courses.
What we do works. Since 2009, GECC-trained emergency care practitioners have treated more than 35,000 patients who otherwise would not have received this care. Many more patients are surviving due to the training we’ve provided. Our goal is to grow the program so that all Ugandans will have access to life-saving emergency care.
opportunity for Emergency Physicians
Global Emergency Care Collaborative is pleased to announce an opportunity for an emergency physician to work with the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) and Global Emergency Care Collaborative in Uganda to support the establishment of physician residency and midlevel practitioner education programs in emergency medicine. Learn more>>>