EMEDEX is honored to be working in Haiti since 2008. Our projects are focused in the Northeast region of the country, providing expertise and support for the development of first response systems and improved emergency medical care. In collaboration with our local partners of Clinique Esperance et Vie in Terrier Rouge, Fort Liberte Hospital, the regional Ministry of Health, among others, we have achieved several important steps toward raising the quality of emergency healthcare in the Northeast and hope that our work can serve as a model for other resource poor regions. ...Read More
EMEDEX members have helped to establish the first volunteer-based ambulance corps in the country, and have overseen an ongoing pre-hospital service in St. Elizabeth parish, the first of its kind in the country. More than 170 community members have been trained in water rescue, CPR, first aid and spinal immobilization skills. The Treasure Beach Response Unit now operates a fully stocked ambulance that is always on call for this rural community. EMEDEX has also shipped an ultrasound machine to the residency program at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, and trained more than 50 doctors in emergency ultrasound skills. The machine is now used daily in the care of the acutely ill and injured in Kingston’s primary teaching hospital. We have also established an educational exchange rotations with our Jamaican colleagues, both at the emergency department at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the University of West Indies/Mona campus (UWI) where they experience first-hand a high level of acuity and a thriving trauma practice. The program is conducted in conjunction with the Jamaican Ministry of Health and the dean of UWI/Mona Campus. We have also hosted visiting doctors from Jamaica so that they can learn firsthand from our system of practice. Given the large West Indian community within and around the hospital in Brooklyn, this program will have the additional benefit of offering an opportunity to enhance community relations....Read More
EMEDEX International has partnered with Brazilian emergency physicians and stakeholders since 2007 to promote training in emergency medicine, disaster preparedness planning, and systems development. EMEDEX has ongoing educational exchange projects with the two training programs in emergency medicine in Porto Alegre and Fortaleza, Brazil. EMEDEX’s board members have been invited international speakers for the national emergency medicine congresses of ABRAMEDE (the Brazilian Association of Emergency Medicine), and have also lectured at various hospitals and seminar courses in Brazil. EMEDEX has also been a close partner in the movement for emergency medicine specialty status in Brazil. Most recently, EMEDEX has joined with the Ministry of Health and the medical school of the Universidade Federal do Ceará in Sobral, Ceará to provide a faculty development course in emergency medicine. This group of faculty will then serve as the future leaders of curricular development in emergency medicine for the medical school, as well as for the establishment of an eventual residency training program in emergency...Read More
EMEDEX projects have spanned the globe, including Haiti, Brazil, Jamaica, Sweden, South Africa, and Turkey. Our work focuses on the development of sustainable emergency systems, creating change through education-based projects and local engagement. Projects are country-specific, tailored according to local needs assessments and reflecting local stakeholder priorities. Countries: Brazil South Africa Jamaica Haiti Sweden...Read More
Our work focuses on the development of sustainable emergency systems, creating change through education-based projects and local engagement.
At the core of our mission is the advancement of sustainable emergency healthcare solutions. We seek not only to provide medical professionals abroad with the skill-set to enhance their ability to care for patients, but also with the resources and know-how to train others.
EMEDEX projects have spanned the globe, including Haiti, Brazil, Jamaica, Sweden, South Africa, and Turkey. Our work focuses on the development of sustainable emergency systems, creating change through education-based projects and local engagement. Projects are country-specific, tailored according to local needs assessments and reflecting local stakeholder priorities.