Ghana Medical Help

The Rural Emergency Medicine Project

The Rural Emergency Medicine Project was established as an intermediate level solution for emergency situations, when hospital care is either geographically or financially inaccessible. Despite their critical position as the only immediate source of emergency care for many isolated, impoverished communities, most rural nurses lack the training and the resources required to respond effectively in an emergency.

Designed in partnership with Ghana Health Services and the University of Limerick and University Limerick Hospital Group in Ireland, this project is building the capacity of local health clinics to deliver lifesaving emergency care through specially tailored clinical training and the provision of basic emergency medical equipment. The pilot phase of this project will train and equip all rural nurses from over 250 clinics in the Upper West Region over 3 years.

Ghana Medical Help