global EMS is an NGO with the aim to strengthen global Emergency Medicine.
Our core competence is the assessment of existing Emergency Medicine Healthcare Systems in Low-and-Middle-Income-Countries (LMIC) to quantify process, structure and outcome quality. After an evaluation, we give advice to strengthening implemented policies of day-to-day healthcare and train leadership. That shall lead to improved Emergency Healthcare service 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, 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 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.