Emergency Medicine Education and Training

In collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health, the African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM), and the University of Cape Town, AIHA launched an emergency medicine training program in 2013. With technical support from AFEM, twinning partners at the Zambian Defense Forces (ZDF) are leading the design and implementation of emergency medicine curricula for health professionals throughout the country, which will eventually be integrated into the National Health System.

AIHA kicked off a series of emergency medicine workshops for faculty at the Defense Force School of Health Sciences in August 2013, training 23 in Emergency Medicine Tier II. Tier III training was provided to 15 staff members, five of whom have been selected as lead EMS trainers for the School of Health Sciences. These master trainers will also conduct field training at health facilities throughout the country.