Over the past 3 years, the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation provided a $120,000 Challenge Grant to a joint venture between LifeNet International and Global Emergency Care (GEC). As a result of this joint project, nine LifeNet nurse trainers were trained at a dedicated GEC emergency care training facility in emergency care triage, assessment, and treatment skills. These nurse trainers have gone on to train hundreds of additional clinical staff in 174 health centers in Uganda in some aspects of emergency care. This may include triaging patients, fever, trauma care, obstetric emergencies, pneumonia emergencies, and neonatal emergencies requiring resuscitation. More than 1,000,000 patients in Uganda have been treated by trained staff members, and we are seeing improved health outcomes in the patient population across the Masaka District of Uganda.
Blog #174: LifeNet International and GEC