Seminar: “International Perspectives on Emergency Medicine: the Ethiopian EMS Initiative”

In August 2009, UW–Madison received a Twinning Center grant through the American International Health Alliance (AIHA) to strengthen the capacity of Emergency Medical Services and support the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. Through strong collaborations and dedicated partnerships with People 2 People, Addis Ababa University, and Black Lion Hospital, the project has achieved significant success, including the creation of an Emergency Medicine fellowship hosted by UW to train Ethiopian physicians and nurses, the launch of a new, fully equipped Training Center in Addis Ababa, and an established series of technical trainings taught by UW faculty and staff at Black Lion Hospital.

The event will include a presentation and panel discussion with speakers:
Milliard Derebew, MD (VP for College of Medical Sciences at Addis Ababa University)
Aklilu Azazh, MD (Director of Emergency Medicine, Addis Ababa University/Black Lion Hospital)
Bob Golden, MD, Dean of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and others.

Monday, May 10, 2010 5:00-6:30 p.m.

UW-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) / 750 Highland Ave, Room 1345

Free parking is available after 4:30 p.m. in Lots 60, 76, and 82 (See map here:

The target audience is faculty, staff, and students with interests in global health. The seminar is open to the public.

The event is sponsored by:
UW-Madison Center for Global Health and the American International Health Alliance (AIHA)