Almost half of the accounted deaths and around third of disabilities in both middle and low-income countries are avoidable only if people had easy accessibility to emergency care. Especially in Africa, the primary causes of emergencies are:
- Obstetric Complications
- Road Accidents
- Serious Illnesses and;
- Non-communicable Diseases
For the past 18 years, the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (advocacy group) continuously encouraged the advancement of emergency care systems on the continent. The gaps that it were able to identify include hospital services as well as decent transportation.
On the other hand, in order to address these challenges, data is required to be gathered to multiple hospitals, their locations and the population has to be marginalized.
And what makes this difficult is that, majority of the countries in Africa lack of this valuable information. They are lacking of the basic inventories for health care providers which include hospitals.
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But what is more important here is, countries should update their hospital lists, which include the evaluation of capability and capacity to offer emergency care and also, update private sector. Having said that, the research for such information has to extend on national levels.