Global EMS is an NGO with the aim to strengthen global Emergency Medicine.
Our core competencies are the medical education for healthcare workers (HCW) and assessment of existing Emergency Medicine Healthcare Systems in LMICs.
- We assess existing Emergency Medicine systems to quantify performance quality
- We give targeted support according to identified needs to strengthen implemented policies
- We train local healthcare workers for sustainable improvement of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- We donate medical equipment and training equipment if needed and maintenance can be assured.
The aim is to strengthen the healthcare system for Medical Emergencies in the day- to- day practice as well as preparedness against environmental and pandemic hazards.
Our focus is on especially disadvantaged regions of high risk in hurricanes and earthquakes like the Caribbean and Pacific small islands, which suffer under neglect of the global health agenda.
WHO recognizes “Climate change and its impact on health on small island developing states” and mentions environmental hazards such as hurricanes or increases in climate-sensitive diseases, but lacks a focus on Emergency Medicine.
We commit to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages”, which encompasses our goal to “Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks”.
- Emergency Medicine plays a key role in reaching healthy lives under life-threatening conditions.
- Emergency Medical Services deliver health care on site and transport patients to definitive care.
- Emergency Departments are the entry point in a Healthcare System for trauma patients (after hazards) as well as for infectious diseases patients in pandemics.
Therefore it is by no means an exaggeration to underpin the importance of global Emergency Medicine strengthening for the Global Health agenda.