The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has been a major supporter of Global Emergency Care (GEC), with 3 Project Grants in 2010 to 2012, and 2 Challenge Grants from 2014 to 2016, and 2017 to 2019. Since medical doctors are in short supply in Uganda, GEC since 2007 has been training nurses to be Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) in order to allow many more patients to receive emergency medical care. In 2019, Global Emergency Care began the process to transition management of the ECP training and education fully to local partners. The 2019 $10,000 AllPeopleBeHappy Project Grant is intended to help support the salaries and administration of the 11 ECPs and 6 ECP trainers during this transition.
In 2022, the Foundation is helping to fund a pilot program for “Training Ugandan Emergency Care Providers in Pre-Hospital Care to Save Lives.” The city of Kampala, Uganda currently has 200 ambulances, but no EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). The project endeavors to develop a short course training program for EMTs by having GEC’s Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) ride on ambulances to develop the protocols, and then initiate the training of EMTs. The goal is to train 80 EMTs per year for 10 years. (www.globalemergencycare.org)