The Institute aims to increase access to timely, life-saving healthcare for all, through strategic research and technical advising for emergency care systems development.
The countries of sub-Saharan Africa face a disproportionate burden of acute injury and illness; despite this, few healthcare systems adopt an integrated approach to early recognition and stabilization of the acutely ill or injured patient. Evidence shows that such an approach substantially reduces the morbidity and mortality associated with a range of medical, surgical, paediatric, and obstetric conditions, and contributes towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Barriers to emergency care implementation in the region include limited documentation of the acute disease burden, a lack of consensus on regionally appropriate metrics to facilitate impact evaluation, an absence of locally relevant research, human resource capacity gaps, and a lack of coordinated advocacy for acute disease prevention and emergency care.
The Institute aims to:
Become the locus for emergency and acute care development in Africa
Build academic capacity by enabling growth