AFEM’s resources are Africa-specific for clinical, nursing, and pre-hospital emergency care. Our materials are almost entirely open source and provide guidance for leadership development, education and training, advocacy, and policy. Many of our resources have been written and reviewed by global leaders in emergency care.



  • AFEM’s Statement on COVID-19 [PDF]
  • AFEM Statement regarding the COVID-19 Severity Scoring Tool 4 June 2020 [PDF], Updated statement  5 June 2020 [PDF], Version Française [PDF]
  • Palliative Care Guidelines for Families [PDF]
  • COVID19 Palliative Care Guideline for Frontline Providers [PDF]
  • Ethical considerations for emergency care during COVID-19 in Africa [PDF]
  • Emergency Care of COVID-19 in Adults in Low Resource Settings [PDF]

To support front-line providers in the delivery of care  during this pandemic we have created a tutorial based series on the approach to caring for patients with COVID19 and major clinical interventions.

  • Screening and Cohorting Part 1 [MP4] [PPT] [PDF]
  • Screening and Cohorting Part 2 [MP4] [PPT] [PDF]
  • Triage [Coming soon]
  • Mild and Moderate disease treatment [Coming soon]
  • Severe and Critical disease treatment [Coming soon]
  • Interventions–Oxygen therapy [Coming soon]
  • Interventions– High Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen and NIV [Coming soon]
  • Interventions– Mechanical Ventilation [Coming soon]
  • Interventions– Awake repositioning [Coming soon]

The critical appraisal tutorial series provides a basic literacy on understanding the rapidly growing body literature surrounding COVID19.

  • Levels of Evidence [MP4] [PPT] [PDF]
  • P values [MP4] [PPT] [PDF]
  • Confidence Intervals [MP4] [PPT] [PDF]
  • Sensitivity and Specificity [Coming soon]
  • Odds and Risk ratios [Coming soon]

The purpose of this regular review, is to present COVID-19 related questions in Emergency Medicine. This is a collaborative effort between EMCT and AFEM.

  • RR1: Disease course and expectation, Suctioning, Awake Proning [PDF]
  • RR2: Does BCG vaccination offer protection against COVID-19? [PDF]
  • RR3: Evidence for N95 extended use, re-use and decontamination [PDF]
  • RR4: Nebulisation, Physiotherapy, Breathing Exercise [PDF]
  • RR5: Flattening the Curve [PDF]
  • RR6: Diagnostics [PDF]
  • RR7: COVID-19 Associated Coagulopathy (CAC), VTE and D-dimer, JACC Consensus Recommendations [PDF]
  • RR8: Palliative Care [PDF]
  • RR9: COVID19 in Paediatrics [PDF]
  • RR10: Respiratory Support- improving mortality outcomes [PDF]
  • RR11: Non-Respiratory manifestations of COVID19 Part I [PDF]
  • RR12: Non-Respiratory manifestations of COVID19 Part II [PDF]

In collaboration with colleagues at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine we present rapid-fire evidence reviews where we conduct  literature reviews on key topics related to COVID-19 . Presentations are accompanied by written summaries.


Join AfJEM Editor-In-Chief, Stevan Bruijns, as he catches up with African researchers regarding their work and the questions they’re seeking to answer regarding COVID19.
Listen to the full AFEM podcast library here











Note: All upcoming webinars are subject to change

Week 1: Introducing the Webinar Series [April 23rd]
  • AFEM & WHO Clinical Resources: Prof Lee Wallis, Dr.Pryanka Relan [PPT]
  • COVID-19 Current African Data and Future Modeling: Dr. Annet Alenyo [PPT]
Week 2: Appropriate use of PPE [April 30th]
Week 3: Screening & Triage [May 14th]
Week 4: Facility Set Up- separation, flow [May 21st]
Week 5: EMS & COVID19 [May 28th]
Week 6: Clinical Case Management [June 4th]
Week 7: Field hospital/ SARI treatment centre setup   [June 11th]
Week 8: Clinical Management Rapid Reviews [June 25th]
Week 9: Palliative Care  [July 2nd]
Week 10: COVID19 Diagnostics [July 9th]
Week 11: Communication, Technology & COVID [July 16th]
Week 12: Paediatric Considerations [July 23rd]
Week 13: Exploring the psychosocial impact of COVID19 for emergency staff  [July 30th]
  • Professor Petra Brysiewicz [PPT]
  • Webinar recording coming soon
Week 14: Rapid Review of the extra pulmonary presentations of COVID19 [August 6th]
  • Dr. Lauren Lai King [PPT]
  • Webinar recording coming soon
Week 15: Emergency nursing and COVID19: Insights from Kenya [August 13th]
  • Ivy Muya [PPT]
  • Webinar recording coming soon
Week 16: COVID-related deaths in Ethiopia
  • Postponed until Week 19
Week 17: Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace [September 10th]
  • Dr. Ruwayda Petrus [PPT]
  • Webinar recording coming soon
Week 18: Hospital planning: patient care process [September 24th]
  • Dr. Charmaine Cunningham [PPT]
  • Webinar recording coming soon
Week 19: COVID-related deaths in Ethiopia [October 8th]
  • Dr. Menbeu Sultan Mohammed
  • Join link coming soon





Global Emergency Nurse Mentorship- Africa (GENMA) Resources




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