Emergencies can occur anywhere ...
... not just in places that are prepared for them.
Teaching about emergency care
Giving providers on the ground the tools they need to save lives.
85% of deaths ...
... from road traffic crashes occur in low-income countries. Strong emergency care systems can prevent unnecessary deaths due to trauma.

Imagine that you are seriously hurt—maybe even dying. You want to call for help, but there is no emergency number in your area—who do you call?

You need to get to a place where you can get care, but there is no one trained to transport you. Even if you reach a clinic or hospital, the facility may be overwhelmed, unprepared, and poorly stocked. You need care quickly or you could die—how is the provider to find you in a crowd of patients?

In many parts of the world, you don’t have to imagine—that is the reality of emergency care.

WHO & UCSF Taking Action

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking to improve access to emergency and trauma care around the world, and to create life-saving systems, standards, and tools that can be adapted and applied in any situation.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency, Critical and Operative Care is a part of that effort.

Emergencies occur everywhere, and each day they consume resources regardless of whether there are systems capable of achieving good outcomes.

Olive Kobusingye