Emirates Critical Care Conference sets up voluntary teams to train intensive care professionals in Asia, Africa

DUBAI, — In support of the Year of Giving initiative declared by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for 2017, the 13th Emirates Critical Care Conference, ECCC, has announced the formation of voluntary teams from the UAE and GCC states, whose prime mission is to impart critical care training to intensive care doctors in Asia and Africa.

”The inaugural training programme of this charitable medical mission will be conducted next June and secondly in October, after co-ordination with the African Federation for Emergency Medicine about the countries that need this training the most,” said Dr. Hussain Al Rahma, Chairman of the Emirates Critical Care Conference and Head of the Intensive Care Unit at Dubai Hospital, in a statement following the conclusion of the three-day conference in Dubai.

”These training courses will include the delivery of free of charge treatment and consultation in critical cases, and methods of developing intensive care units in Africa and Asia,” he explained.

The conference also announced the launch of the Federation for Critical Care in South Asia, which includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan. The federation will join forces with the Emirates Intensive Care Society to develop continuous medical education through the exchange of expertise and competencies to assist countries in need in improving intensive care units, as the first line of defence for handling critical cases.

The African Association for Research and Development was also announced during the conference.

The UAE has received support from delegates, for its bid to host the Congress of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine, WFSICCM, in 2023, Al Rahma added.

Source: Emirates News Agency