A lot of people have been asking the LMIC delegates at dasSMACC the following question: “How can we support African Emergency Medicine?”
Two quick ways you can help from afar:
ONE: Donate to SupaDel:
Supadel is a unique AFEM initiative 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.
How it works: Supadel is a peer-to-peer sponsorship program. Conference delegates or other donors financially support their peers from African low to middle income countries either by adding some percentage to their own conference registration fee, or by donating securely online through our Givengain site. Supadel offers partial sponsorships, which cover registration costs and accommodation. Sponsored delegates are expected to contribute to their attendance by financing their own travel expenses.
Why? AFEM’s annual consensus conferences and biennial African Conferences on Emergency Medicine act as crucial mechanisms for the two-way exchange of information on topics of interest between African and international acute care professionals. The conferences concentrate and display the results of successful initiatives in acute and emergency care for attending delegates via poster and oral presentations, preconference workshops, plenary meetings, and networking opportunities. Without Supadel, numerous delegates from conferences past would have missed out on access to these valuable resources for furthering their practice and advancing emergency care development in their region. 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.
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Well @aalenyo was a SupaDel a few years back… and this is part of the reason she was able to speak at dasSMACC.. The power of #Ubuntu coming together to support each other.
TWO: Offer your time with @authoraid
Checkout www.authoraid.info to see how you can support African Emergency medicine researchers by mentoring & collaboration