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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2005 Feb;23(1):45-56.

Funding emergency medicine development in low- and middle-income countries.

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  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, 2121 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA.


The specialty of EM is developing rapidly throughout the world. This growth is relatively lacking in the LICs, however. The lack of resources and financing capabilities in these regions may hinder specialty development. Further growth of the specialty in these countries requires an understanding of their health priorities and the global health and development agencies that often assist these countries in supporting the health sector. Identifying health priorities in these regions that intersect with EM is crucial and may form the basis for further expansion of EM. Many potential funding opportunities exist within the governmental and private sector, but all require some familiarity with application mechanisms and project cycles. Building relationships with personnel within these agencies and countries of interest is often fundamental to successful programmatic funding.

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