First national prehospital emergency medical system for Sierra Leone

Medici con l’Africa CUAMM and CRIMEDIM are involved in a major project funded by the World Bank to start a national transport system for obstetric and surgical emergencies.

The challenge in Sierra Leone (which was hit hard by Ebola between 2014 and 2015) is to respond to the emergencies and create a stable and lasting emergency medical system. Starting from the positive experience of the rural district of Pujehun, where CUAMM operates since 2012, thousands ambulance service paramedics will be trained in all the country.

At the end of the 2-year work plan, CUAMM, CRIMEDIM and the Veneto Region will release a fully staffed, equipped and functional prehospital emergency medical system providing citizens of Sierra Leone with prompt, safe and effective access to healthcare in times of urgent needs and enabling the Country to leverage existing healthcare infrastructure and local expertise to maximum advantage.

This project was presented on April 19th in Novara. The presentation took place at Universita’ del Piemonte Orientale and representatives from CUAMM and CRIMEDIM illustrated the project. Click on the video to see the recorded session.

 

 

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