Challenges in Emergency Medical Services in a ResourceLimited Setting in Sub-Sahara Africa; Perspectives from Cameroon: a Review Article

  • Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, MD Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde 1
  • Nana Njamen Theophile, MD Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea
  • Alain Mefire Chichom, MD Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea
  • Charlotte Nguefack Tchente, MD Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Douala
  • Laura Kouam Seigning Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg
  • Derrick Tembi Efie, MD Banso Baptist Hospital
  • Eugene Vernyuy Yeika, MD Saint Elizabeth Catholic General Hospital Shisong
  • Henry Namme Luma, MD Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde 1
  • Jacqueline Ze Minkande, MD
  • Marcelin Ngowe Ngowe, MD Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea

Abstract

Emergency medical services with pre-hospital care remain poorly developed in sub-Saharan Africa and the developing world at large. The provision of timely treatment during life-threatening emergencies is not a priority for many health systems in developing countries. In this review, the authors reviewed the evidence indicating the need to develop and/or strengthen emergency medical care systems in sub-Sahara Africa with perspectives drawn from Cameroon.

Published
Oct 3, 2017
How to Cite
TOLEFAC, Paul Nkemtendong et al. Challenges in Emergency Medical Services in a ResourceLimited Setting in Sub-Sahara Africa; Perspectives from Cameroon: a Review Article. International Annals of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 10, oct. 2017. ISSN 2520-5110. Available at: <https://iamresearcher.online/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/308>. Date accessed: 11 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.24087/IAM.2017.1.10.308.
Section
Review Article