Heather Hammerstedt MD MPH is a board certified Emergency Physician and Vice President / cofounder of Global Emergency Care Collaborative. GECC is a 501c3 NGO working in Uganda operating a two year program to train Ugandans to become independent midlevel Emergency Care Practitioners. GECC also consults with Ugandan universities and the Ministry of Health on the creation of a sustainable scalable tiered emergency care system. Dr Hammerstedt is also a partner at Idaho Emergency Physicians as Medical Director of clinical services and member of the Board of Directors. Prior affiliations and education include an attending position with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, postgraduate residency in Emergency Medicine at a Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) program, a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard School of Public Health (concentration in international health sector reform and development), a medical doctorate (MD) from Temple University, and an undergraduate BS from Bucknell University.
The Prehospital Emergency Resources (PER) Program; An Innovative Approach to Health System Development in Rural Uganda
Feb 12, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Citizen participation, Community development, Health education, Rural development, Sustainable development, Vulnerable populations
GECC is a 501c3 nonprofit that develops sustainable, scalable emergency care systems for resource limited countries.