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Care for critically
sick children in Uganda

Globally, 5.6 million children under the age of five died in 2016, almost all of them (99%) in low- to middle-income countries. The neonatal and maternal mortality rates in Uganda are alarmingly high by international standards and are among the highest in the world. This is partly due to the lack of adequate emergency care and trained staff.

The training of local instructors and course directors ensures that the local partners can later conduct EPALS and NLS courses independently of the AGNF. This will establish the standardized and continuously modernized ERC course formats in Uganda on a long-term and sustainable basis.

September 2022

2 years

Uganda (nationwide)


Our project aims to strengthen the skills and knowledge of health workers by introducing ERC certified Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) and Newborn Life Support (NLS) courses to improve emergency care – especially for children and newborns – in Uganda.


  • May 2023: Procurement and handover of training material and equipment to the local partner organization Association of Ambulance Professionals Uganda (AAPU) in cooperation with the two hospitals Lubaga and Nsambya Hospital in the capital Kampala
  • June 2023: Conducting a first intensive course phase with international instructors, including an instructor course and training at least. a Ugandan course director, so that the courses can be continued independently in Uganda
  • March 2024: Implementation of a further instructor course with international instructors
  • Support of the local partner in the implementation of further courses and in the process of becoming an official ERC EPALS/NLS course center
  • Support of the local partner in the implementation of further courses and in the process of becoming an official ERC EPALS/NLS course center


The Association of Ambulance Professionals Uganda AAPU is an umbrella organization that brings together all pre-hospital ambulance service providers and emergency care bodies in Uganda. AAPU organizes conferences, maintains a national and international network, publishes statements, introduces training programs in the country, establishes research programs, sets expert standards and coordinates disaster control operations. The representatives and officials of AAPU are representatives of emergency services, professional societies, clinics and politics who are highly committed to promoting important issues.

Would you like to support us?

Our projects are financed by grants, our association’s own funds and donations. Help us to improve emergency medical care in our partner countries. Every contribution is helpful and flows directly into our projects abroad.

Donate directly via Paypal

Donation account:
Emergency Medicine Working Group Fürth
Volks- and Raiffeisenbank
IBAN: DE66 7606 9559 0003 2784 84
Purpose: “International”


Our project is supported by the Initiative Klinikpartnerschaften – Partner stärken Gesundheit. The funding program was initiated in 2016 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation. It supports partnerships between health organizations in Germany and medical facilities in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of the initiative is to improve healthcare services in developing and emerging countries by creating a platform on which various organizations can work together in partnership and benefit from the mutual transfer of knowledge at a professional level.

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