Caring in Crisis: Teaching Emergency Care Skills
Help us save lives by delivering emergency care training to healthcare providers in low-resource settings.
Over 90% of deaths globally are due to an emergency condition.
An estimated 54% of deaths in low- and middle- income countries could be addressed with a strong pre-hospital and emergency care system. But many people in these countries do not have access to high-quality emergency medical care, largely because workers in healthcare facilities often lack training in the management of emergency conditions.
Effective ways to prioritize and treat emergencies have been developed in the past 40 years, but this training has not yet reached many parts of the world. Sadly, many people die unnecessarily not just because of a lack of resources, but because of a lack of emergency care skills.
But research shows that, even in low-resource settings, just teaching providers basic life-saving skills and how to organize the healthcare environment can decrease unnecessary deaths by 50 percent!
In order to address this issue, we have been helping in the World Health Organization's efforts to develop a Basic Emergency Care Course. We would like to roll out this training for free, starting at two sites in Tanzania, and we need your help!
We are determined to drastically reduce the rate of unnecessary deaths due to a lack of emergency care training. By not only training providers but also teaching them to train others, we hope to amplify the message throughout the country. Your donation will make a difference by providing training to healthcare workers in Tanzania through the WHO Basic Emergency Care Course.