In March 2009, following an agreement between P2P, the University of Wisconsin, and the American International Health Alliance (AIHA), a grant was given through CDC for the implementation of an Emergency Medicine Training program twinning initiative.
This new volunteer-based partnership between Addis Ababa University School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin, an institution with expertise in supporting emergency medical training and institutional & administrative capacity strengthening emergency services within the context of HIV/AIDS, is geared towards building the capacity of the hospital’s emergency medical services and providing educational training opportunities for giving care and antiretroviral treatment services.
This project is focused on creating professional development opportunities for the medical faculty, staff, and managers through training and mentoring. P2P established a Diaspora Emergency Medicine Task Force (DEMTF), consisting of 20 highly qualified physicians and nurses, to participate in the successful implementation of the project. The notable achievements so far include establishment of a functional Emergency Department and Emergency Training Center.