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Assessment of the Emergency Care System in Kampala, Uganda

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Traumatic brain injuries are a common cause of emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions in Kampala, Uganda. Furthermore, the burden of injuries in Uganda is substantial and requires a formal EMS system, which has been proven to prevent morbidity and mortality for illnesses and injuries. 

Our team conducted a comprehensive assessment of existing systems at Mulago National Referral Hospital from May 2016 to July 2017. Additionally, we developed and pilot tested an assessment tool in Kampala.

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Impact of our work

Developed pilot assessment tool


  • Comprehensive assessment of the emergency medical services (EMS) in developing country setting using an innovative tool based on health system framework
  • Assessment tool was pilot tested in Kampala, Uganda