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]

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]



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.

  • Cook et al — Consensus guidelines for managing the airway in patients with COVID-19 [link]
  • COVID19 Critical Care Guidelines — North York General Hospital Emergency Department [link]












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]
  • Rapid Review for the EC: Dr. Luke Bush [PPT]
  • Zambia experience with COVID-19: Dr. John Masina [PPT]
  • Webinar recordings coming soon
Week 9: Palliative Care  [July 2nd]
  • Palliative Care: Dr. Rene Krause [PPT]
  • Uganda experience with COVID-19: Dr. Annet Alenyo Ngabirano [PPT]
  • Webinar recordings coming soon
Week 10: COVID19 Diagnostics [July 9th]
  • COVID19 Diagnostic Tests: Dr.Diulu Kabongo [PPT]
  • Ghana experience & preparedness with COVID19: Dr. Joseph Bonney [PPT]
  • Webinar recordings coming soon
Week 11: Communication, Technology & COVID [July 16th]
  • Communication, Technology & COVID: Dr. Jean Muragizi [PPT]
  • South Africa’s experience & preparedness with COVID19: Prof Lee Wallis [PPT]
  • Webinar recordings coming soon
Week 12: Paediatric Considerations [July 23rd]
  • Dr. Andrew Redfern [PPT]
  • Webinar recording coming soon
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
Week 15: Nursing care during COVID19 pandemic [August 13th]
  • Join link coming soon
Week 16: Ethical considerations during COVID19 pandemic [August 20th]
  • Join link coming soon
Week 17: Epidemiology [August 27th]
  • Join link coming soon
Week 18: Technology and communication in COVID19 [September 3rd]
  • Join link coming soon
Week 19: Maintaining essential health services during COVID19  [September 10th]
  • Join link coming soon



















Global Emergency Nurse Mentorship- Africa (GENMA) Resources






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