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Apr 16, 2015 8:00 EST

AFEM SUPADEL: SUPPORT DELEGATES FROM LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES AT AFRICAN EMERGENCY MEDICINE CONFERENCES

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 16, 2015

AFEM SUPADEL: SUPPORT DELEGATES FROM LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES AT AFRICAN EMERGENCY MEDICINE CONFERENCES

THE STORY:

Supadel is a unique initiative of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) that sponsors the attendance of delegates from low and middle income countries at AFEM-affiliated conferences on African soil. The program has been operational for nearly five years, and in this time has allowed numerous Emergency Care professionals without the financial means to attend high quality acute care conferences throughout the continent. Our next conference is in Cape Town, South Africa in April 2015, and we need $25000 to bring and support 30 delegates.

Help these healthcare providers help their communities by supporting their attendance at our next conference, the annual Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa conference in Cape Town, April 2015 (www.emssa2015.co.za): 

Lucia, a registered nurse from Malawi is now FULLY SPONSORED!!

Paa Kobina, an Emergency Medicine resident from Ghana is now FULLY SPONSORED!!

Maness, a nurse midwife from Malawi is now FULLY SPONSORED!!

Nkechi, a first year EM resident from Nigeria is now FULLY SPONSORED!!

Joseph, a second year EM resident from Ghana is now FULLY SPONSORED!!

Luggya Tonny Stone, an emergency medicine physician from Uganda is now FULLY SPONSORED

Gabin Mbanjumucyo, a student in the inaugural emergency medicine class at University of Rwanda, is nowFULLY SPONSORED!!!!!

Ivy Muya, an EM nurse from Kenya is now FULLY SPONSORED!!

Gabriel, an emergency nurse from Ghana– Help him attend!!

Full sponsorship of one person, including accommodation and registration, costs USD875. It’s amazing to receive a donation to support a candidate’s complete participation, but smaller donations (USD20, 50, 100) are more common, and just as welcome. And we always have more qualified applicants than can be supported. Join us in closing that gap! 

Why?  Emergencies occur everywhere, and affect everyone, but the burden of injury and acute disease lies disproportionally on developing countries. As an organisation committed to addressing the need for systems development and training across Africa, and particularly in resource-poor areas, it is one of AFEM’s top priorities to ensure access to the best information and opportunities for all African stakeholders in acute and emergency medicine development, regardless of their ability to pay. Without Supadel, numerous delegates from conferences past would have missed out on access to valuable resources for furthering their practice and advancing emergency care development in their region. 

Learn more: 

About AFEM: www.afem.info

About Supadel: http://www.afem.info/get-involved/support-a-delegate/?id=81

About upcoming conferences: www.emssa2015.co.za, www.wcdem2015.org

About Friends of AFEM, our US-based partner: www.foafem.org 

*US tax-payers, not to worry: Your Crowdrise donations go to our Friends of AFEM account, a US-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organisation.

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