From June 1-14, 2011, GECC is hosting an online art auction to benefit Emergency Care Services in Uganda. Featured are oil and acrylic paintings of Florence, Italiy and the Northwestern, US, but Bruno Segatta, as well as wine lots from Virginia Piano Vineyards. Visit GECC.AFROGS.ORG today to begin your bid.
GECC has formed a collaborative partnership with Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), a regional medical training university in Mbarara Uganda. MUST administrators and physicians are now working closely with GECC to refine and adapt the Emergency Care Curriculum to meet university and national standards with the goal of university approval for the curriculum to graduate Emergency Care Practitioners as a Diploma program from MUST! We are exceedingly excited about this partnership, and expect the Diploma to be approved by the fall of 2011. With this important step, GECC’s ECPs will now be able to be recognized in the private health worker sector in Uganda.
GECC has also formed a collaborative partnership with the Ministry of Health of Uganda… specifically with the Health Service Planning office and the Human Resource Health Training Working Group. After successful meetings this past week, a special Emergency Care task force has been formed from the Ministry stakeholders (including GECC representatives) to explore the role of the Emergency Care Practitioner in the public sector and to explore expanding Emergency Care nationally.
GECC has also been meeting with several district level hospitals throughout Southwestern Uganda, regarding forming new training centers for the Emergency Care Practitioner training program.
All in all, it is has been a tremendously exciting and successful few months! Keep in touch with us for more updates and THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT– We couldn’t do this without you!
This blog captures the successes and challenges of our volunteers and staff as we collaborate to train emergency care health workers and build equitable emergency care systems in Uganda and beyond.