By: Dr. Stacey Chamberlain, Development Director, Co-Founder
It is so exciting to announce that in September 2017 GEC finally started the first class of Emergency Care Practitioners that will receive Diplomas upon completion of their training program from our partner university, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)! This is a landmark accomplishment that will greatly improve the sustainability of our programming as it truly integrates our training program into the local educational system.
Imagine if you went to nursing or medical school, and at the end, you didn’t receive an actual diploma and a nationally recognized degree. You wouldn’t be able to use your life saving clinical skills because employers would not recognize your expertise without that piece of paper. So after many years of fine-tuning our curriculum and working with our Ugandan partners including Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, MUST, and the Uganda Ministry of Health, this roll-out is a big step in the creation of a workforce of Ugandan emergency practitioners that will have the skills to treat acutely sick and injured patients.
We are thrilled to welcome our first class of Emergency Care Practitioner Diploma trainees:
Jane Frances Birungi
Now more than ever, your gift will make a huge impact. It allows us to train even more Emergency Care Practitioners who transform health outcomes and save lives in some of Uganda’s most underserved communities.