“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Our established relationships and connections with various international organizations make us uniquely positioned to conduct our projects. 

Our partners and collaborators include:

Pioneering Emergency Medicine in Tanzania

Take a look at the work of one of just one of our partners. The Abbott Fund partnered with the Government of Tanzania to develop the first Emergency Medicine Residency in Tanzania enabling providers like Dr. Upendo George to help drive down in-hospital mortality rates and contribute to the increased life expectancy in the country. UCSF contributed to the program by leading a consortium of Universities to deliver world-class training and fully transition the EM residency and nurse training program to the Tanzanian clinicians.

Our Partners


African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM)

We have been working with AFEM for many years and have both assisted and led in the development of many educational products currently being used in sub-Saharan Africa. AFEM has assisted in the implementation of several WHO products and we have now shifted our work with them to develop and implement projects to advance emergency care across multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa.



Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT)

We have been working with EMAT since its inception in 2011 to support the development of emergency care systems in Tanzania. We collaborate with EMAT to develop and implement projects across the country.



International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM)

IFEM is the global professional society for emergency care and is the parent organization for AFEM as well as the American College of Emergency Physicians. IFEM also serves as an implementation partner for WHO and our Collaborating Centre is a member of the IFEM WHO Emergency Care Taskforce. 


Emergency Medicine Uganda (EMU)

Emergency Medicine Uganda is the professional society for emergency care in Uganda. We have worked with EMU to evaluate the efficacy of online, pre-course educational cases in improving knowledge acquisition and retention for the WHO Basic Emergency Care Course.



Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Uganda

Makerere University is one of the premier medical education universities in Uganda. Our group has been partnering with faculty at Makerere College of Health Sciences to work to develop emergency care at multiple levels of the system, ranging from supporting the brand-new emergency medicine residency at the College, with Mulago National Referral Hospital as the teaching hospital, to supporting the training of nurses, house officers, and physicians using the WHO Basic Emergency Care course in collaboration with the Ugandan Ministry of Health.




Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Tanzania

We have been working with MNH since 2009 to develop the first emergency medicine residency in Tanzania. Dr. Tenner served as core faculty for the residency for four years. Now that a sufficient number of trainees have graduated and taken over the leadership of the department, the MUHAS and MNH faculty serve as co-investigators on research projects and key collaborators and project leaders in efforts to advance emergency care in Tanzania.



University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa

Collaborators at UCT have also made significant contributions to the work of the WHO Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care programme and work alongside our team on various projects.